Yaroslava Shvedova Records “Golden Set” In Win Over Sara Errani At Wimbledon
by Tom Gainey | June 30th, 2012, 12:33 pm
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During her win today over Sara Errani in the third round at Wimbledon, Yaroslava Shvedova won a set without losing a single point. The “Golden Set” came in her 60, 64 victory over the Italian earlier today.

“Today I laid a golden egg!” Shvedova posted via twitter after beating the French Open finalist.

The achievement is just the second known Golden Set in the Open Era. According to the ITF, American Bill Scanlan once won all 24 points during the second set of a 62 60 win over Marcos Hocevar of Brazil at Delray Beach in 1983.

Shvedova held the previous women’s record for the most consecutive points won, winning the first 23 points of her match against American Amy Frazier in the 2nd round at Memphis in 2006, but went on to lose the match 16 60 60.

Shvedova advanced to her first Wimbledon round of 16 where she’ll meet Serena Williams on Monday.


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5 Comments for Yaroslava Shvedova Records “Golden Set” In Win Over Sara Errani At Wimbledon

Kimmi Says:

ha ha its funny they have these records. winning a set without losing a point…errani must have been sleeping, it is not like shvedova is the best tennis player in the world.

even funnier, she had the previous record but still went on to lose the match…


The Great Davy Says:

And I thought I was the number one at blowing matches…


Gregoire Gentil Says:

16 60 60 after winning the first 23rd points??? Meaning that she lost 95% of the following 52 points??? It was certainly a fixed match…


The Great Davy Says:

At the above poster (I will not be attempt type your name it is looks like smusch),

Match fixing is illegal. Did you not know this? It jeapordy the “authenticty” of the sport. Wouldn’t want this.


RZ Says:

The All-England Tennis Club knew what it was doing when it gave her a wild card!

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