This week we’re counting down our top five stats of the season.

So far we’ve covered Ashleigh Barty ending the longest drought for a home champion at a major in the Open Era and Carlos Alcaraz becoming by far the youngest player ever to defeat both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the same tournament.

Today, one player puts together the longest winning streak on the women’s tour since before she was even born.

Swiatek wins 37 matches in a row, the longest WTA winning streak in 25 years

For four-and-a-half months between mid-February and the end of June, there was no stopping Iga Swiatek. She won 37 matches in a row across three continents, seven countries and eight cities, capturing six straight titles at Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Roland Garros—also sneaking in two Billie Jean King Cup wins—before one of the tour’s most dangerous giant-killers, Alize Cornet, finally picked her off in the third round of Wimbledon.

It was the longest winning streak on the women’s tour since Martina Hingis began her breakthrough 1997 season 37-0, and it also made Swiatek one of only six women in the Open Era to have recorded a winning streak of 37 matches in a row or more in their career.

WOMEN IN OPEN ERA WITH 37+ WINNING STREAKS (players with multiple streaks listed in order of their longest streak):

  • Navratilova: 74 in a row in 1983 [also 58, 54, 41, 37]
  • Graf: 66 in a row in 1989-1990 [also 46, 45]
  • Court: 57 in a row in 1972-1973
  • Evert: 55 in a row in 1974 [also 41]
  • Hingis: 37 in a row in 1997
  • Swiatek: 37 in a row in 2022

Contained within that winning streak was 28 sets in a row between Indian Wells and Roland Garros, the longest set streak since Serena Williams also won 28 sets in a row between 2012 and 2013.

Overall, Swiatek went 74-7 in sets in her 37-match winning streak, with 16 of the 74 sets she won being bagels (just over one in five).

And finally, Swiatek earned a whopping $5,829,715 in prize money in those four-and-a-half months—that amount alone would be good for No. 114 on the WTA’s all-time career prize money list.