Iga Swiatek, 22, has become the youngest player since Maria Sharapova in 2008 to record 20 bagel sets in Grand Slam tournaments, via OptaAce. On Wednesday, Swiatek demolished Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-2 6-0 in the Wimbledon second round.
Earlier this year, Swiatek had one bagel set at the Australian Open. At this past French Open – where Swiatek won her fourth Grand Slam title – the Pole won four sets with a 6-0 score. Against Sorribes Tormo, Swiatek recorded her sixth bagel set of the year and also her 20th since starting her career.
With that feat, Swiatek emulated Sharapova, who is a former five-time Grand Slam champion.
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.
Swiatek the youngest player since Sharapova with 20 bagel sets in Slams
Outside of Grand Slam tournaments, Swiatek’s bagel numbers are even bigger.
Recently, Swiatek claimed that she never actually goes out with the intention of bageling her rival.”I don’t really think about that [finishing sets 6-0]. It’s more I feel the media is doing all that fuss about these results.
It’s not easy to play these sets anyway, so I’m just trying to keep my focus on what the score is.
With all my due respect to my opponents, I don’t feel like I should really talk about that kind of stuff, so I’ll leave it to Twitter or the media,” Swiatek said.Also, Swiatek was recently asked about “the Iga Swiatek bakery meme.” Swiatek refused to get into that, saying she wants to keep it respectful toward her competition.
“Look, I don’t want to really talk about that. I really get why people do that because it’s fun and tennis is entertainment and everything. But from the players’ point of view, I want to be respectful to my opponents.
You don’t see the stuff that is behind the scenes – sometimes it’s not easy to play such matches and sometimes it’s not easy also for the opponents.
I don’t want to talk about the bakery. Twitter can talk about it, but I’m just going to be focused on tennis,” Swiatek said.