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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 2006, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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What is the longest match record (based on 3rd set tie-break)?

What is the longest match record (based on 3rd set tie-break)?
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In terms of duration or number of games played?

If you're defining the longest match in terms of the number of games played, the 1985 US Open quarter-final between Steffi Graf and Pam Shriver is an obvious candidate.

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Graf d. Shriver 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4)

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If you're talking of the longest third set TB than it's:

Myskina def Zvonareva 6-2/6-7/7-6(16/14) San Diego SF 2004

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i think u mean the longest 3rd set with TB? i think the 3rd set of Lena vs. Capriati 04 USO SF was almost 90min long, there's probably others but this match comes to mind.

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i think u mean the longest 3rd set with TB? i think the 3rd set of Lena vs. Capriati 04 USO SF was almost 90min long, there's probably others but this match comes to mind.
ye thats prob one of the lonest if not the longest sets ever

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If you're talking of the longest third set TB than it's:

Myskina def Zvonareva 6-2/6-7/7-6(16/14) San Diego SF 2004
it was 17-15 and that match was a little over 2 and a half hours

vesnina and laine played a 3hr 20min match but it was 6-7,7-6,6-4

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In terms of time I'm asking.

I was following the Vesnina match, that's why I asked this.
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If you're talking of the longest third set TB than it's:

Myskina def Zvonareva 6-2/6-7/7-6(16/14) San Diego SF 2004
You have the right answer although I think the actual score was 17-15.
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