Serena Williams Got Bageled For Just The Seventh Time In Her Career [Chart]

by Tom Gainey | October 22nd, 2014, 10:05 am

Earlier today the WTA Finals in Singapore saw its first big upset as Simona Halep not only ended Serena Williams’s 16-match win streak at the event, but also dominated the World No. 1 beating her in resounding fashion 60, 62.

The 60 bagel Serena ate was just the 7th of a career that began 19 years ago in 1995! That’s seven bagel sets in 801 career matches!

Here’s a list of all the players to have won a 60 set off Serena Williams:

2014 WTA Finals Simona Halep 06 26 L
2013 Madrid A. Medina Garrigues 63 06 75 W
2008 WTA Finals Venus Wiliams 75 16 06 L
2007 Zurich Patty Schnyder 06 03 ret L
2007 Miami Justin Henin 06 75 63 W
2005 Dubai Jelena Jankovic 06 34 ret L
1999 French Open MJ Fernandez 36 61 06 L

After the match, Halep, who is making her WTA Finals debut, called the result one of the best of her career. “It’s the biggest match in my life, so I can’t put into words how I feel right now. I feel very happy! I just want to enjoy it,” Halep said. “It was always my dream to beat one of the Williams sisters, but of course without the help of the crowd I wouldn’t have been able to play this way today.”

The loss also equals the fewest games Serena’s ever lost in a completed match (she’s twice lost 61 61 before). The 4-time champion will now have to beat Genie Bouchard on Friday to have a chance at qualifying for the semifinals.

“It’s odd. I feel like once you lose you should be out of event, you know, that’s what we’re used to,” Williams said. “But I’m still hanging in there, so we’ll see what happens.

“I played the tournament when it was an elimination. This format is fun because you can lose and keep winning. But I’m in a situation where I’m going to have to win my matches because I didn’t win many games today at all.”

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5 Comments for Serena Williams Got Bageled For Just The Seventh Time In Her Career [Chart]

Humble Rafa Says:

Sometimes feel that the Big Lady is on something. Not drugs, but like alcohol. She is too unstable at times.

Bridgeovertroublewaters Says:

Not really…If you’ve ever carried a firmer pronounced buttock and thick thighs…it makes you look that way…but she is in control of her body…the other girls have no butts to manage…or thighs for that fact!!! Serena’s still great…..

Hippy Chick Says:

I suppose ill be lambasted again by Laurel and Hardy,but i dont care,as Margot is right some of Humble Rafas posts are insulting and downright sexist….

Giles Says:

HC. For the millionth time just don’t read HR’s posts and then you will something less to complain about. I guess one can’t resist! Says:

A list of elite stars for the last 2 decades… and Medina Garrigues! Who??

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