Ija Swiatek wins his 36th straight first round match at Wimbledon. Coco Gauff steps in to advance – ESPN

Wimbledon, England – From the red fields of the French Open to the green grass of Wimbledon, the victories continue to progress all your together.

The Polish top-ranked won her opening match on Central Stadium on Tuesday, defeating Croatia in the qualifying round Jana Fit 6-0, 6-3.

This victory is Sweatek’s 36th in a row and includes all seven matches she has played at the French Open this year by winning her second title at Roland Garros. It’s the longest winning streak on the Women’s Tour since 1997, when Martina Hingis won 37.

“It’s my first game on grass this season, so I knew it was going to be tough,” Swiatek said on court. “I’m just thinking about how to play here and trying to implement all the things we’ve been training for.”

Coco Guff, who lost to Swatek in this year’s French Open final, also won her opening match. The American 11th seed win Elena Gabriella Ros Romania 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Gauff had a green light break in the third set at 5-5 on her sixth break point in the game when Ross made a double-fault.

In her previous two matches at the All England Club, Gauff had reached the fourth round.

Even with a seven-time champion Serena Williams In the draw at the All England Club, Swiatek is the woman to beat. She won five championships before heading to Paris in May, taking back-to-back titles in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome.

Wearing a Ukraine-colored pin on her hat, Swiatek looked as if she had stopped for her last match at the French Open. But she lost 3-1 in the second set before recovering.

“The second set, at first I lost my focus a bit and put that to good use,” Swiatek said.

Twice Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova،, who took part in the tournament after winning a grass-court tuning event in Eastbourne, won Jasmine Paolini Italy 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Kvitova won the title at the All England Club in 2011 and 2014.

Barbora Krijcikova, who won the 2021 French Open to split Swatek’s two titles there, also advanced to the second round. The 13th seed defeated the Czech Republic Marina Zaniewska Belgium 7-6 (4), 6-3.

No. 4 Paula Badusano 5 Maria Scarynumber 12 Jelena Ostapenko and number 33 Shuai Chang China also advanced.

Among the ranked players who lost was the Olympic champion Belinda Pensic. The Swiss 14th seed lost to Qiang Wang China 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

No. 18 Jill Tishman Switzerland, No. 20 Amanda Anisimova United States and No. 27 Yulia Putintseva Kazakhstan also lost.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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