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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday June 2, 2024

Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek dropped just 10 points in her 6-0, 6-0 thrashing of Anastasia Potapova on Sunday in Chatrier.

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Paris – The Iga express is picking up steam in Paris.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek made light work of Russia’s Anastasia Potapova on Sunday in the first match on Court Philippe-Chatrier, dropping just 10 points in a 6-0, 6-0 thrashing that is the shortest match in the Pole’s illustrious career.

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Swiatek dominated from start to finish, smothering Potapova with heavy topspin, lethal pace and precision, and improved to 32-2 lifetime in Paris and 81-10 lifetime at the French Open.

“It went pretty quickly, pretty weird,” Swiatek said on court.

Next stop for Swiatek, who is bidding to become the first woman to win three consecutive titles in Paris since Justine Henin in 2007? A quarterfinal clash with 2019 runner-up Marketa Voundrousova, who defeated Olga Danilovic, 6-4, 6-2 in Court Suzanne-Lenglen on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Pole says she’s feeling good in her game, and has no plans to hit the practice courts today, despite the fact that she was on and off the court in 40 minutes.

“We have time to practice tomorrow, so there's no need to do that today because it's not that I'm playing next match tomorrow, and I need to work on some stuff, and I need to rush it,” she said. “So, no, usually I don't play even after a quick match. Maybe it happened a couple of times, but yeah, I don't feel like I need to right now.”

With her double bagel Swiatek become the first player to win by a 6-0, 6-0 scoreline in consecutive years at Roland-Garros since Mary Pierce, who achieved the feat in 1993 and 1994.

Swiatek, who double bageled China’s Wang Xinyu in the third round last year en route to her third title on the Parisian clay, has won 13 6-0 sets in her Roland-Garros career.

The Pole stretches her winning streak in Paris to 18 victories, and prolongs her current winning streak, which commenced in Madrid to 16 wins.

Swiatek is also bidding to become the first player to win the Madrid, Rome and Paris triple since Serena Williams in 2013.


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