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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday June 28, 2022

 
Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek opened accounts at Wimbledon with a straight set victory over Jana Fett on Day 2.

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Playing in her first match since winning her second major title at Roland-Garros, Iga Swiatek moved past Croatia’s Jana Fett, 6-0-6-3, to book her spot in Wimbledon’s second round.

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Making her 2022 grass-court debut, the Pole was out of the gates quickly, winning the first six games. But she would struggle early in the second set as the World No. 252 would break her serve twice and build a 3-1 lead.

“It’s my first match on grass this season,” Swiatek said. “So I knew it was going to be tricky.”

Not to worry, Swiatek rallied and reeled off the final five games to close out her win.


Swiatek improves to 43-3 on the season with her win and sets a second-round clash with Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove of the Netherlands.

The Pole has not lost a match since February, a remarkable stretch of 132 days that has seen her reel off six titles and 36 wins on the trot. If she wins her second round match at Wimbledon she will tie Martina Hingis (1997) for the longest WTA winning streak since 1990.

Though she is the heavy favorite at Wimbledon, Swiatek admits that she is still not totally comfortable on the sports’ slippery surface.

“I still feel like I have only played like 12 weeks in my life on grass,” said Swiatek.

Swiatek hit 10 winners against 15 unforced errors on the day, and broke serve in five of her six return games.

The Pole, a 2018 girls champion at Wimbledon, improves to 4-2 lifetime at Wimbledon – she reached the round of 16 last year.

 

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