Iga Swiatek and Jannik Sinner both secure straight-set wins to kick off the French Open

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Iga Swiatek reacts in her first round

Iga Swiatek started her quest for a third straight French Open win with a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory over Leolia Jeanjean on Monday, extending her winning streak to 13 matches.

Swiatek, who has held the No. 1 ranking for most weeks since April 2022, dominated with 26 winners and faced a brief challenge when she got broken to trail 1-0 in the second set. However, she quickly regained control, making only two unforced errors for the rest of the match, securing her 15th consecutive win at Roland Garros.

She has won four Grand Slam titles, with three of them coming in Paris in 2020, 2022, and 2023. The last woman to win the French Open three times in a row was Justine Henin from 2005 to 2007.

Jannik Sinner runs to take the shot

“It feels like home here,” Swiatek said, looking forward to her next match against Naomi Osaka. “I’m really happy to be back. Just feel like I can play really good tennis, so hopefully I’m going to be here as long as possible.”

Swiatek’s match was followed by Rafael Nadal’s, the 14-time champion at Roland Garros, who was set to face No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev.

In other matches on Monday, Jannik Sinner, the reigning Australian Open champion, continued his strong Grand Slam run in 2024 with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Chris Eubanks. Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and two-time major finalist Ons Jabeur also secured victories.


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