Wimbledon updates | Swiatek extends winning streak to 36

by | Jun 28, 2022 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):———2:55 p.m.Top-ranked Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak to 36 matches — the longest run on the women’s tour since 1997.Swiatek beat Croatian qualifier Jana Fett 6-0, 6-3 on Centre Court.After dominating early, Swiatek fell behind 3-1 in the second set before winning the next five games. She saved five break points to avoid going down 4-1.It was the 21-year-old Polish player’s first match since winning the French Open title earlier this month.The previous wins in her streak were on either clay or hard courts — this was her first on grass.Martina Hingis reached 37 wins in a row before losing at the 1997 French Open final.———12:30 p.m.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov retired from his first-round match at Wimbledon against American opponent Steve Johnson after having a medical evaluation of his leg.The 18th-seeded Dimitrov won the first set 6-4 and was trailing 5-2 in the second when the 31-year-old Bulgarian stopped playing on No. 2 Court.Dimitrov reached the last four at the All England Club in 2014.———11:20 a.m.Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up, has pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.The All England Club announced Berrettini’s withdrawal and he posted about it on Instagram.The eighth-seeded …

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