Swiatek into last 16 after solid test

World number one Iga Swiatek piled up her 31st straight win to arrive at the French Open keep going 16 on Saturday, halfway attributing her triumph over Danka Kovinic to a rushed closet reevaluate.

Swiatek, the 2020 boss in Paris, dropped serve multiple times against her 95th-positioned Montenegrin rival prior to fixing a 6-3, 7-5 triumph.

Kovinic recuperated from 1-4 down in the second set to lead 5-4 yet Swiatek steadied the boat with a hold and a break prior to serving out for triumph.

The 20-year-old Pole conceded that slipping a long-sleeved white shirt over her playing pullover wasn’t simply a reaction to the crisp temperature on Court Philippe Chatrier.

“These are odd notions, so I don’t actually put stock in that. However, I have seen here and there when individuals were changing their in the middle among sets and they out of nowhere returned. I couldn’t say whether that has something to do with the level of the game,” said Swiatek.

“I know that in Guadalajara, Aryna (Sabalenka) changed outfits when she was playing against me, and she won the following set. So I couldn’t say whether the outfit won for Aryna however she was all the while playing great tennis. A few players are doing that.”

Her series of wins is awesome on visit since Serena Williams’ run of 34 progressive successes in 2013.
In any case, that stretch will be tried on Monday by youngster Zheng Qinwen who has denoted her presentation appearance in Paris by turning out to be just the fourth Chinese player to arrive at the fourth round.

“I have heard a few different players discussing her. I’m certain that she’s perfectly located for her to be, on the grounds that she’s playing all around well,” said Swiatek.

“In any event, when she lost some matches, individuals were saying that she has an ability.”