Iga Swiatek stretched her clay court win streak to 18 on the trot as the world No. 1 bookked a Warsaw WTA quarter=final on Friday 6-3, 6-2 over Gabriela Lee.
The 146th-ranked Romanian lucky loser became the 48th victim this season of Swiatek, who has lost just four matches and owns six trophies in 2022.
The Pole sent down 25 winners to three for her outclassed opponent who attended university in west Texas; Swiatek last lost on the dirt in the Roland Garros quarters to Maria Sakkari.
The winner, a double French Open champion, saved the only break point she faced over 73 minutes.
Swiatek next goes against French fifth seed Caroline Garcia, who defeated Italy’s Elisabetta Cocciaretto for the second time in as many weeks, winning 6-3, 7-5.