World No.1 Iga Swiatek of Poland clinched a spot in the third round of Wimbledon for the third straight season with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo on Wednesday.
"I was able to kind of do everything tactically as I wanted to, as my coach wanted me to do, on first and second round," Swiatek said in her post-match press conference. "I feel confident. I'm going to try to kind of keep it going."
Making her first appearance on Centre Court this year, top-seeded Swiatek won her first career meeting with 84th-ranked Sorribes Tormo after just 70 minutes of play. It is Swiatek's 40th match-win of the 2023 season.
Here are some more key figures from Swiatek's latest victory:
12: Swiatek has won her last 12 contested matches after adding two victories already this week. She picked up her fourth career Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros last month, then grabbed three more wins at Bad Homburg before illness forced her to withdraw from last week's semifinals.
27: On Wednesday, Swiatek was the more aggressive of the two, as she used her fiery groundstrokes to successfully rally past Sorribes Tormo's world-class footspeed and defense. Swiatek fired 27 winners in the match, compared to the Spaniard's three.
"It's never easy to play against Sara because she runs to everything, she's always kind of resetting the rally," Swiatek said. "But I wanted to be patient. I really used my power today."
83: The World No.1 was also mostly untroubled on serve, winning 83 percent of points when she got her first serve in play. Swiatek dropped her serve while leading 2-0, but she never faced another break point after that early stumble.
20 - Iga Swiatek is the youngest player to win 20 sets in Grand Slam tournaments with a 6-0 scoreline since Maria Sharapova in 2008. Closeout.#Wimbledon | @Wimbledon @WTA @WTA_insider @the_LTA pic.twitter.com/ncfNQVVhFT— OptaAce (@OptaAce) July 5, 2023
87: Swiatek was even more dominant returning the Sorribes Tormo second serve, where she won 87 percent of points (14 of 16). Swiatek also converted five of her eight break points and won the last eight games of the match uninterrupted.
"I always try to play every ball the same way no matter what the score is," Swiatek said. "At the end, yeah, it's pretty fun to enjoy the stats. On court I'm just mostly focused on playing the same game, even [if I'm] leading."
2: Swiatek is now a win away from making it into the second week of Wimbledon for only the second time, following her Round of 16 showing in 2021. Wimbledon is the only major where Swiatek has yet to reach the quarterfinals or semifinals.
In the third round, Swiatek will face either Diane Parry of France or No.30 seed Petra Martic of Croatia.