Iga Swiatek was dumped from Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one’s 37-match winning streak.
Cornet, in 37th place, took advantage of a failure-packed performance from her Polish opponent to win 6-4, 6-2 on Court 1 in their third-round draw.
The top-class player was on the back foot from the start of the game, was broken in her first two service games and was unable to get back on level.
The 20-year-old broke on her first chance in the second set, but Cornet immediately broke back and repeated the feat twice more as Swiatek’s game fell apart.
Swiatek made a total of 33 unforced errors in an unusually sloppy display.
She hadn’t lost a game since her defeat to Jelena Ostapenko in February in Dubai, winning the past six tournaments, including the French Open.
Cornet contests her 62nd consecutive Slam, tying the record held by Ai Sugiyama.
Reaching the fourth round, the French player equals her point at Wimbledon in 2014, when she defeated Serena Williams in the third round.
“It reminds me of the time I beat Serena Williams on the same field eight years ago,” she said.