Iga Swiatek Has 37-Match Win Streak Snapped With Loss to Alize Cornet at Wimbledon

Swiatek's winning streak was the longest in women's tennis since 2000

Alize Cornet and Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek has lost a match for the first time since February.

The top-ranked women's tennis player had her 37-match winning streak come to an end Saturday in the third round of Wimbledon after she was upset by France's Alize Cornet in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

The 32-year-old Cornet advances to face Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. Her victory comes eight years after she upset No. 1 Serena Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to Wimbledon’s Round of 16 in 2014.

"It reminds me of the time I beat Serena on the same court, eight years ago exactly," Cornet said after the win. "I think this court is a lucky charm for me."

Swiatek, after dropping the first set, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second. Cornet responded with six straight games to complete the stunning upset and end a remarkable run.

For the 21-year-old Swiatek, a two-time Grand Slam champion, the loss ends what had been the longest streak in women's tennis since Venus Williams's 35-match streak in 2000.

"I want to say I'm a huge fan of Iga," Cornet said after the match. "She's so talented and she's such an amazing player and such a nice ambassador of women's tennis. So, I'm just very flattered that I beat her today."

Coco Gauff, an 18-year-old who lost in the French Open final to Swiatek in June, also was defeated in the third round at Wimbledon, falling to Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1.

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