Sunday, July 1, 2012

WIMBLEDON: Yaroslava Shvedova wins historic "Golden Set"

Shvedova got a wild card for Wimby (Photo: Billie Weiss/AELTC, via Wimbledon's Facebook)
Wimbledon's unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova is the first woman in Open Era to claim a Golden Set - winning an entire a set in a grand slam without conceding a single point. The historic set was played yesterday against French Open runner-up Sara Errani on Wimbledon's Court Three. Shvedova won the match 6-0, 6-4, and will now face Serena Williams in the fourth round.

Kazakhstan’s 24-year-old player got a main draw wild card to compete at Wimbledon. She was very pleased with her achievement and wrote a funny message to her fans on Facebook: "Today I laid a golden egg!". The player admitted she wasn't aware of her record until the match was over. According to the Wikipedia, the first golden set belongs to Pauline Betz in 1943 (non-Open Era). In the men's singles the record goes to Bill Scanlon, in 1983 at Delray Beach.

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