The Frenchwoman, 32 years old and 37th in the world, beat Swiatek in one hour and 33 minutes 6-4, 6-2. The Pole had not lost a match since February, in her second-round elimination at the WTA in Dubai.
In the absence of Wimbledon women’s defending champion, retired Aussie Ashleigh Barty, Iga emerged as the top favorite at the grass-court Grand Slam, although she knows this is not the surface she feels the best on.
Swiatek played hesitantly from the start of the match, conceding two breaks in his first two service games, never once managing to regain control.
The 21-year-old Pole broke her opponent’s serve at the first opportunity in the second set, but Cornet immediately called her in the same coin and continued to dominate as Swiatek, who made an unusual 33 unforced errors on her, faltered to lose. .
“I have no words,” said the Frenchwoman after her unexpected victory on Court 1 of the All England Club in London. “It reminds me of my victory against Serena (Williams) eight years ago on this same track 1, which brings me good luck,” she added excitedly.
“I knew I could do it, because if there was a time to beat her I knew it was on grass,” added Cornet, who reached the Wimbledon round of 16 in 2014. However, she hadn’t made it past the third round since then.
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