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WIMBLEDON, England — Iga Swiatek, the world No. 1 and top seed at Wimbledon, did something on Saturday that she hadn’t done in over four months. She lost a tennis match.
Swiatek, the 21-year-old Polish two-time Grand Slam champion, lost to Alizé Cornet, the French veteran, 6-4, 6-2, ending her 37-match winning streak, one of the longest in the world. modern women’s tennis. .
Swiatek, however, did not lose the match as much as Cornet won it, emphatically even.
Playing with a strapping on the left thigh, Cornet came out swinging hard, matching Swiatek’s power and taking advantage of the Polish champion’s discomfort on the grass.
After losing the first set, Swiatek seemed to turn things around quickly and took a 2-0 lead. But Cornet has notched six in a row, Swiatek losing the final point with a forehand to the middle of the net.