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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