After recording her 23rd win in a row against Aryna Sabalenka in the Stuttgart final, 6-2, 6-2, Iga Swiatek withdrew from last week’s event in Madrid with a shoulder injury—and today in Rome she got right back on her winning streak, beating Elena-Gabriela Ruse in her opening match at the WTA 1000 clay-court event, 6-3, 6-0.

Swiatek’s 68-minute win over Ruse in Rome was her 24th win in a row, which is the longest winning streak on the women’s tour in just over seven years, since Serena Williams won 27 matches in a row between the WTA Finals in 2014 and Madrid in 2015.

Swiatek’s streak includes four WTA titles in Doha (5-0), Indian Wells (6-0), Miami (6-0) and Stuttgart (4-0), two wins in Billie Jean King Cup and now one in Rome.

She’s also won 34 of the last 35 sets she’s played, a stretch that began after she lost the first set of her fourth-round match against Angelique Kerber in Indian Wells. Since winning that one, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, the only set she’s lost was the first set of her 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 semifinal victory over Liudmila Samsonova in Stuttgart.


d. Golubic in Doha 2nd Rd, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

d. Kasatkina in Doha 3rd Rd, 6-3, 6-0
d. Sabalenka in Doha QFs, 6-2, 6-3
d. Sakkari in Doha SFs, 6-4, 6-3
d. Kontaveit in Doha F, 6-2, 6-0
d. Kalinina in Indian Wells 2nd Rd, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
d. Tauson in Indian Wells 3rd Rd, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1
d. Kerber in Indian Wells 4th Rd, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
d. Keys in Indian Wells QFs, 6-1, 6-0
d. Halep in Indian Wells SFs, 7-6 (6), 6-4
d. Sakkari in Indian Wells F, 6-4, 6-1
d. Golubic in Miami 2nd Rd, 6-2, 6-0
d. Brengle in Miami 3rd Rd, 6-0, 6-3
d. Gauff in Miami 4th Rd, 6-3, 6-1
d. Kvitova in Miami QFs, 6-3, 6-3
d. Pegula in Miami SFs, 6-2, 7-5
d. Osaka in Miami F, 6-4, 6-0
d. Buzarnescu in BJK Cup, 6-1, 6-0
d. Prisacariu in BJK Cup, 6-0, 6-0
d. Lys in Stuttgart 2nd Rd, 6-1, 6-1
d. Raducanu in Stuttgart QFs, 6-4, 6-4
d. Samsonova in Stuttgart SFs, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5
d. Sabalenka in Stuttgart F, 6-2, 6-2
d. Ruse in Rome 2nd Rd, 6-3, 6-0