Golden set

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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.

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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.

With very weak opponents entering qualifying rounds the golden set has been recorded more often in recent times.

Player Tournament Opponent Final score Comments
United States Hazel Wightman Washington State Championships 1910 in Washington United States Miss Huiskamp (first name unknown) 6–0, 6–0 [1]
United States Pauline Betz Tri-State tournament 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio United States Catherine Wolf 6–0, 6–2 [2]
United States Bill Scanlon first round of the WCT Gold Coast Classic at Delray Beach on February 22, 1983 Brazil Marcos Hocevar 6–2, 6–0 recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen 1995 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Botswana Mmaphala Letsatle 6–0, 6–0 [3]
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 2012 Wimbledon Championships Italy Sara Errani 6–0, 6–4 Only golden set in main draw of a Major [4]
Germany Julian Reister 2013 US Open qualifying Germany Tim Pütz 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–0 [5]
Italy Stefano Napolitano 2015 Distal & ITR Group Tennis Cup Qualifying Italy Augusto Virgili 6–0, 6–3 [6][7]
Ukraine Katarina Zavatska Chang ITF Pro Circuit 2015 - Bangkok 25 000 $ qualifying Thailand Thanyathorn Putthaun 6–0, 6–0 [8]
China He Yecong 2016 Qingdao ATP Challenger qualifying China Wang Honghan 6–0, 6–0 [9]
France Benjamin Tullou France F17 Futures Qualifying, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France Czech Republic Tomas Fabian 6–0, 6–0 Amateur opponent[10]
France Joffrey de Schepper France F23 Futures Qualifying, Rodez, France Czech Republic Tomas Fabian 6–0, 6–0 Amateur opponent[11]
Venezuela Luis David Martínez 2017 Morelos Open qualifying Mexico Manfred Brandes Vogt 6–1, 6–0 [12]

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