LONDON | Iga Swiatek's winning streak is now over. The Polish lost in two sets to the French Alizé Cornet, Saturday, in the third round of Wimbledon.
Swiatek, who had won their last 37 games, fell 6-4, 6-2 to Cornet, who was in full possession of his means. It was the longest winning streak in 32 years in women's tennis.
“I have no words for what I have just accomplished, mentioned Cornet on the central . Reminds me of my 2014 record win [against Serena Williams].
“I do believe that the central brings me luck. I am a big fan of Iga, who is a leading ambassador for women's tennis. This type of match motivates me to the highest degree. I believed in my abilities. »
Cornet therefore qualified for the knockout stages of Wimbledon for the first time in his career. She also reached this milestone at the Australian Open.
“I'm like a good wine that ages well,” said Cornet with a smile. It's unreal. I'm having the best season of my career. The fire within still burns very strongly. »
Kyrgios has the last word
An entertaining match was expected between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios . That's what we got. It was Kyrgios who had the last laugh to advance to the round of 16.
The Australian defeated the fourth seeded Greek 6-7 (2), 6-4 and 6-3 and 7-6 (7). He delivered quite a performance in a wild atmosphere.
Both players received warnings for their behavior during the game. Tsitsipas notably hit a ball in the direction of the spectators to demonstrate his frustration. Fortunately, no one was injured.
In the next round, Kyrgios will face American Brandon Nakashima, who scored an easy victory against Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan (6-4, 6-4 and 6-1).
In other matches, Rafael Nadal made short work of Italian Lorenzo Sonego (6-1, 6-2 and 6-4). He became the seventh player aged 36 or over to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. two other favorites have seen their run come to an end. American Coco Gauff (11) lost to compatriot Amanda Anisimova (7-6, 2-6 and 1-6).
Then Jessica Pegula (8) surprised by the Croatian Petra Martic, 80th racket in the world (6-2, 7-6).