French Open: 5 Females Who Have Won 20 Or More Consecutive Matches

The French Open played in Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam played on the clay court. It requires tremendous agility for playing lengthy rallies.

The French Open played in Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam played on the clay court. It requires tremendous agility for playing lengthy rallies which prove at times becomes tedious for the players. To keep a long winning streak in such conditions is not an easy task.

Here is a list of the top five female tennis players who have won 20 or more consecutive matches in Roland-Garros in the French Open Era:

1. Chris Evert


Chris Evert was the clay champion from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. She won seven French Open titles in her illustrious career. On clay courts, Evert’s career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA Tour record.

Christine Marie Evert has won a record 29 consecutive matches on the clay court in Paris. 

2. Monica Seles

Monica Sales has won three French Open titles consecutively from 1990-1992. The Yugoslavian has a winning streak of 25 matches in the clay court. The feat came between 1990 and 1996.

Sales played her last professional match at the 2003 French Open but did not officially retire until February 2008.

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3. Justine Henin

Justine Henin, who has won four French Opens, was the queen of the clay in the beginning of the millennium. Since the 2025 French Open, the Belgian did not lose a single match for the next two years.

After a brief hiatus in 2008, Henin returned to the court in 2010 and reached the fourth round in the French Open. She went on to extend her winning streak to 24 matches between 2005 and 2010.

4. Iga Świątek

 Iga Natalia Świątek is the current No.1 ranked player in the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association). The 23-year-old who began her professional career in 2016 has won three French Open titles so far.

The Polish star is the best in the clay court at the moment and has won 20 consecutive matches in Roland-Garros since 2022 till present. In 2022, Świątek beat Jessica Pegula of the United States in straight sets to win her second title. In the following year, Świątek trounced Karolina Muchova in the final to win yet another title. She is vying for a hat-trick in the ongoing French Open 2024.

Świątek seems to be the one who might break Evert’s record of the long winning streak in the French Open, but it would rather be easier said than done.

5. Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf was a household name in the late 80s. She has won 20 consecutive matches between 1987 and 1989. She won her first title in Roland Garros in 1987 beating World No 1 Martina Navratilova in three sets in the final.

The German has won six titles in a career spanning from (1982-1991). In 1988, Graf achieved a feat by becoming the first player, male or female, to have won a Golden Slam, winning all four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.

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