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 three men and four women in the history of top-tier professional tour tennis are known to have achieved a golden set. In 1910, the four-time grand slam singles winner Hazel Wightman achieved a golden match in which she did not lose a 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(3–7), 6–4, 6–0|||
|Stefano Napolitano||2015 Distal & ITR Group Tennis Cup Qualifying||Augusto Virgili||6–0, 6–3|||
It is told that Yaroslava Shvedova had already been one point away from a golden set in a 2006 match against Amy Frazier: according to the story, she was serving at 5 games to love and 40–0, when she double-faulted.
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