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17 stats for 17 wins – a look inside Iga Swiatek’s mind-bending win streak

Poland’s Iga Swiatek has been on a tear since beginning her 17-match winning streak at Doha. Join us for a look inside her breathtaking run to No 1.

Iga Swiatek Miami Open Iga Swiatek, Miami 2022 (© AI / Reuters / Panoramic)

Iga Swiatek capped off a stunning run in Miami by racing past Naomi Osaka, 6-4, 6-0, to claim her sixth WTA title on Saturday. The new No 1 has been racking up milestones since early February – join us for a look inside the numbers of her sprint to the top of the WTA rankings.

1. The youngest double

Swiatek is the fourth woman – and the youngest – to win the Sunshine Double. At 20 years of age, the Pole joins Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka on the list of legends that have won the Indian Wells-Miami double.

2. Six straight finals

Swiatek has won her last six finals and dropped just 20 games across all of them. In her last 12 sets in finals, Swiatek has handed her opponent four bagels (love sets). Her opponents in those finals? Sofia Kenin, Belinda Bencic, Karolina Pliskova, Anett Kontaveit, Maria Sakkari and Naomi Osaka.

3. 13 of 14 finals overall

Swiatek has now won 13 of her 14 career finals including ITF tournaments – the only exception was against Polona Hercog in Lugano 2019.

4. 26 games dropped in Miami

Swiatek is the first player to drop 26 or fewer games on her way to win the title at the Miami Open since Martina Hingis in 2000 (21).

5. 20 sets in succession

Swiatek has not dropped a set since Angelique Kerber took the opening set of their round of 16 encounter at Indian Wells. Across those 20 sets, Simona Halep and Jessica Pegula are the only players that have managed to take more than four games from swiatek in a single set.

6. 26-3 on the season

Swiatek has ten more wins than any other player on tour in 2022, with 26 wins in 29 matches.

7. Perfect in deciders

During her 17-match streak, Swiatek has won all four deciding sets she has played. She dropped just seven games across all four, and never more than three games.

8. Queen of 1000s

Swiatek is the first player to win the first three WTA 1000 tournaments in a single season.

Iga Swiatek kissing the trophy, Miami 2022
Iga Swiatek, Miami 2022 (© AI / Reuters / Panoramic)

9. 3-2 at Indian Wells and Miami prior to 2022

Swiatek goes 12-0 across the sunshine double, to improve her lifetime combined record at Indian Wells and Miami to 15-2. She had never been beyond the third round at Miami.

10. 10 years ago…

Swiatek celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Agnieszka Radwanska’s Miami title by becoming the second Polish player to win the prestigious title.

11. Longest hard court winning streak since…

Swiatek’s 17-match winning streak on hard courts is the longest on the WTA Tour since Serena Williams won 20 straight on the surface in 2015.

12. Reaching the final at Indian Wells and Miami in the same season before turning 21

Swiatek joins Monica Seles, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova on a special list of players that have reached the title round at Indian Wells and Miami in the same season before turning 21. Note that the other four players on this list have won at least five major singles titles.

13. Solving America

Prior to last month, Swiatek had never been beyond the round of 16 at any tournament held on American soil.

14. Still not 21

Swiatek has won six titles prior to turning 21, and is the first player to win five or more WTA titles before turning 21 (she will do so on May 31) since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009.

15. Bagels anyone?

Swiatek has won seven sets by a score of 6-0 during her 17-match winning streak. In 12 of the 34 sets won since Doha commenced she did not drop more than one game.

16. Beating the best

The average rank of Swiatek’s 17-match winning streak is 29. She has gone 6-0 vs the top-20, 4-0 vs the top-10, and 4-0 against former Grand Slam champions (Kerber, Kvitova, Osaka and Halep)

17. The 28th No 1

On Monday Swiatek will take her place as the 28th No 1-ranked player in WTA history, and the first – male or female – from Poland.

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