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No. 1 Iga Świątek’s 37-match winning streak ends

Tennis

July 06, 2022
SOURCE: WIMBLEDON/TWITTER
SOURCE: WIMBLEDON/TWITTER

The GIST: Wimbledon’s all-white dress code is being called out again — this time with female athletes sharing the anxiety of being on their period while playing on one of tennis’ grandest stages. And as that overdue conversation happens off-court, on-court, the fight to advance to the semis rages on.

Women’s singles: The gals kept us entertained over the weekend (as they do) as huge upsets shook up the tournament. Most notably, world No. 1 Iga Świątek’s 37-match winning streak ended on Saturday, her first loss in roughly four months.

  • And after world No. 25 Amanda Anisimova knocked out fellow American No. 12 Coco Gauff this weekend, the last American standing will face No. 18 Simona Halep at 8:30 a.m. ET for a spot in the semis.
  • The other semifinal will feature world No. 2 Ons Jabeur — who is the first Arab or North African–born athlete to reach a Grand Slam semi — against 34-year-old Tatjana Maria, who will play in her first-ever semi just 15 months after giving birth to her second child. With stories like that, how can you root for just one?

Men’s singles: The men’s side, on the other hand, continues to play out as expected, as Novak Djokovic came back from a two-set deficit to win his 26th straight Wimbledon match yesterday and earn a spot in Friday’s semifinal against world No. 12 Grand Slam–semifinal rookie Cameron Norrie.