In tennis, a golden set is a set which is won without dropping a single point. This means scoring the 24 minimum points required to win a set 6–0, without conceding any points. In professional, top-tier tennis, this has only been accomplished seven times.
Only two men and four women in the history of top-tier professional tour tennis are known to have ever achieved a golden set. In 1910, the 4 time grand slam singles winner Hazel Wightman achieved a Golden Match in which she did not lose a single point the entire match.
|Hazel Wightman||Washington State Championships 1910 in Washington||Miss Huiskamp (first name unknown)||6–0, 6–0|||
|Pauline Betz||Tri-State tournament 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio||Catherine Wolf||6–0, 6–2|||
|Bill Scanlon||first round of the WCT Gold Coast Classic at Delray Beach on February 22, 1983||Marcos Hocevar||6–2, 6–0||recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records|
|Tine Scheuer-Larsen||1995 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone||Mmaphala Letsatle||6–0, 6–0|||
|Yaroslava Shvedova||2012 Wimbledon Championships||Sara Errani||6–0, 6–4|||
|Julian Reister||2013 US Open Qualifying||Tim Puetz||6–7(3), 6–4, 6–0|||
It is told that in a 2006 match against Amy Frazier, Yaroslava Shvedova had already been one point away from a golden set: according to the story, she was serving at 5 games to love and 40–0, when she double-faulted. Yet the match statistics contradict that story... Apparently Shvedova “only” won the first 19 points of the match.
- All-Time Records, Tennis Magazine, February 1981, page 72
- S. Smith, Phillip (2010). From Club Court to Center Court (PDF) (2010 ed.). p. 22. ISBN 0-9712445-8-8.
- Politiken, 10 May 1995, 1st Section, p.10
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