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Sunday, July 14, 2024

French Open Favorite Iga Swiatek Has Been Unbeatable

  • The World No. 1 is riding a 28-match, five-tournament winning streak.
  • The 20-year-old is seeking her second French Open title.
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The French Open begins play on Sunday, and Iga Swiatek is the overwhelming favorite (-110) to capture the women’s title — for good reason.

The World No. 1 has dominated the WTA Tour in 2022 and arrives at Roland Garros with a stunning 28-match, five-tournament winning streak.

The question now is whether the 20-year-old can cash in her roll for the ages with a second French Open win — and the $2.3 million prize, a massive raise from last year’s $1.7 million.

  • She has won 42 of her past 43 sets and tops the WTA money list in 2022 ($4.1M; $9M career).
  • She has won 13 sets 6-0 in 2022, nine more than any other player on tour.
  • Swiatek is 9-0 on clay this year.

If she wins all seven matches en route to the title, she will match Venus Williams’ 35-match streak from 2000 (Martina Navratilova holds the all-time mark with 74 in 1984-86).

In 2020, Swiatek was unseeded and ranked No. 54 in the world before cruising to the French title without dropping a set. 

She won’t surprise anyone this time around, and bookmakers seem to be on board: the player with the next-best odds is a distant +1200 (Ons Jabeur).

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