Swiatek puts winning streak on the line
World No.1 Iga Swiatek opted not to compete in any official tournament on grass after lifting a second Roland-Garros trophy earlier this month.
The 21-year-old Pole takes a 35-match winning streak into Wimbledon, where she will be making her third main draw appearance. A junior champion at the All England Club in 2018, Swiatek's best result at the tournament in ladies' singles came last year when she reached the fourth round.
Swiatek has won her last six consecutive tournaments - hasn't lost a match since February - and will be eyeing a seventh straight title this upcoming fortnight. She has been a class apart on tour these past four months and seems virtually unbeatable at the moment.
Despite her success on the surface as a junior, Swiatek admits she hasn't completely figured out the grass just yet.
"My only thought (heading into Wimbledon) is I want to get ready and learn how to play on grass better and this is the only thing I’m going to be focusing on," she told a small group of reporters in Paris after winning Roland-Garros.
“For sure Wimbledon is special but for me the most important thing is to bring a good performance and I still haven’t reached the comfortable feeling on grass, so that’s going to be my only goal."