Iga Sviontek took her winning streak to 28 matches
And our beauties Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Veronica Kudermetova won the main trophy in doubles at the prestigious tournament in Rome
World No.1 Iga Sviontek brought her winning streak to 28 matches! At the tournament in Rome, she won her fifth consecutive title, defeating Ones Joubert in the final.
The composition of the finalists at the women’s tournament in Rome was not a big surprise. World number one Iga Sviontek made it to the decisive match from the top half of the net. After losing her last match on February 16 in Dubai, the Polish tennis player has been only collecting ranking points, titles and victories for three months now. Iga has won major tournaments in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart and including the Billie Jean King Cup and the Rome final, she has now taken her winning streak to 27 matches. It is the fourth-longest winning streak on the women’s tour since 2000 after Justine Henin (32 straight matches in 2007-08), Serena Williams (34 in 2013) and Venus Williams (35 in 2000).
The second participant of the Rome finals was Tunisian tennis player Ones Jaber who won the title in Madrid a week ago and came to the decisive match in the Italian capital with a series of 11 wins on the ground. In the semifinals of Rome, Jaber withstood an unbelievable resistance of Russian Darya Kasatkina. Ones managed to win back her serve in the third set and saved from a match point by taking a risk on reception.
Previously the tennis players met three times and the score was 2-1 in favor of Jaber. The match in Washington 2019 went to Swiontek, and the next two matches were taken by Ones, at Wimbledon and Cincinnati 2021. “Honestly, I haven’t seen her play on the court. I certainly watched a lot of matches last season, as she was playing on hard at the end of the year when she was trying to score points to get to the finals. But I don’t know how she performs on the ground. I have the same situation every day because we don’t have many tournaments on the ground and it’s impossible to know the play of all the tennis players. Ones is quite a difficult opponent because of her cuts and shortcuts and her change of pace. I’ve played her a few times before and it’s always been difficult matches,” Iga said before the final in Rome.
Sviontek immediately went on the attack and pressured her and she led 3-0 with a break. Jaber didn’t give up and saved the next game with two break points. However she was not able to get to her serve. And in the end of the game Iga took another game and a set – 6:2 in 37 minutes. In the second game the Polish player kept her advantage and she confidently took the match to the victory, however her opponent put up a good fight – 6:2, 6:2 in 1 hour and 23 minutes.
That’s how Iga Swiatek won her fifth title in a row and extended her winning streak to 28 matches. The Polish player reinforced her WTA title and is now over 2,000 points behind her closest rival.
Ons Jaber also had a great show in Rome. She won 11 matches in the final and will become the sixth-ranked player of the world for the first time on Monday, May 16, despite losing in the decisive bout. The match day in Rome did not end there. Our beautiful tennis players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Veronika Kudermetova struggled in the doubles final against Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Juliana Olmos of Mexico and won the main trophy 1-6, 6-4, [10-7].