By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday February 12, 2023
Last year Iga Swiatek tore through 37 consecutive wins from February to July, notching a streak that saw her claim titles in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Roland-Garros.
Fast forward a year, and it’s time for Swiatek to defend the streak. She will take her place in the Qatar Total Open draw next week, the spot where her incredible run began.
Swiatek tied Martina Hingis for the longest WTA winning streak since 1997 – the joint longest WTA winning streak since 1990.
She will have to face challenges early in Doha where she is the top seed. Here is how Swiatek’s path to the title lays out (if the seeds hold).
R2 Danielle Collins
QF  Belinda Bencic or Victoria Azarenka
SF  Coco Gauff or Barbora Krejciova or  Veronika Kudermetova or Liudmila Samsonova or Petra Kvitova
F  Jessica Pegula or  Caroline Garcia or  Maria Sakkari
See the full Doha draw below:
Iga’s draw at Doha could go (after Bye)
R3 Bencic or Azarenka
QF Gauff/ Kudermetova/ Kvitova/ Krejcikova
SF Sakkari / Garcia
F Pegula pic.twitter.com/ULDzPYoxXz
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) February 12, 2023
Swiatek, who went 67-9 in 2022, and 21-2 at the Slams and against Top-20 players, is 6-2 on the season. The World No.1 will defend 6,270 ranking points between now and the end of Roland-Garros, a significant portion but by no means all of her 10,485 ranking points.
21-year-old Swiatek lost to Jessica Pegula at United Cup, and was defeated by eventual runner-up Elena Rybakina in the round of 16 at the Australian Open.
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