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McAuley
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:27 AM
Have any of the current players had or come close to a Golden Set?

Steffi Graf nearly had a Golden Set once, but at 4-0 in the first set, she lost two points to her opponent. She didn't lose another point in that set before or after that. I don't remember the name of the opponent but I do recall that it was played on a hardcourt in the US sometime in the late 80's. I remember reading that an interviewer pointed out to Steffi that she was 2 points away from a Golden Set. Steffi herself was not aware of that until she was told. I'm quite sure this happened, but it was so long ago that the details are sketchy to me now. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful than that.

Lemonskin.
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:55 AM
I can't imagine so... that would require not making a single error...

lloyders76
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:59 AM
pretty sure that was against zina garrison in the late 80's so not even like she was playing a journeywoman

Shonami Slam
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:27 AM
that's too humiliating.
let's not post golden sets, it's worse than losing double bagels all year.
god
i'd hate myself if i would lose that way...
i always want to think that even if i were to play federer i could somehow get at least one point.

Serena+LenaDrule
Feb 25th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Coria nearly had a golden set against scud on clay somewhere but scud managed 3 points ;)
I agree being dished out a golden set might ruin you

Darop.
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:00 PM
I once lost a golden set to someone :banana: :p

But then managed to win the second set, and lost the third :crying2:

Lady
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:05 PM
Justine against Conchita in Filderstadt (I think) lost only 4 points in the 1st set! :banana:

Sam L
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:29 PM
Has someone ever come back from losing a golden set?

Oizo
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:36 PM
OMG, a golden set is :eek:

Dementinator
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:38 PM
well the closest i have seen was the first set in Dementieva Capriati Semi at USO

Lena won first set 6-0 and lost only 5 points

Knizzle
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Venus lost only 4 points in a set against Anna Smashnova last year on US hardcourts.

Doraemon
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:46 PM
Venus lost only 4 points in a set against Anna Smashnova last year on US hardcourts.

hey hey hey I was sure some Willy fan was gonna come in and mention one of the sisters' dominating sets. Losing four points is no close to a golden set, sorry mate.

Knizzle
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:54 PM
hey hey hey I was sure some Willy fan was gonna come in and mention one of the sisters' dominating sets. Losing four points is no close to a golden set, sorry mate.

Other people in this thread seem to think it is. But of course you overlooked their posts right??

matthias
Feb 25th, 2005, 04:47 PM
maybe Nancy or Dewonder can answer this question

LostInThe80s
Feb 25th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Golden sets are not all that common but I'm sure the statisticians of the board can name 10 (or so) times in the past year that a player has lost only 4 or 5 points in a set. It's amazing on some levels but if your opponent is having a bad and is just handing it to you, it's not that impressive.

Orion
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:10 PM
I seem to recall Mary Pierce losing just one point in a set 5 or 6 years back, but I can't remember where or when. She was up 5-0, winning all at love, and was leading 30-0. Lost one point, and looked devastated.

DA FOREHAND
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:11 PM
I seem to recall Mary Pierce losing just one point in a set 5 or 6 years back, but I can't remember where or when. She was up 5-0, winning all at love, and was leading 30-0. Lost one point, and looked devastated.
Maybe Family Circle Cup, she really cleaned some clocks that year

ASV, and Seles

henmanhill
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:19 PM
hey hey hey I was sure some Willy fan was gonna come in and mention one of the sisters' dominating sets. Losing four points is no close to a golden set, sorry mate.
For a minute there I thought this was going to turn into yet another "I hate the Williams sisters/Sharapova (delete as appropriate)/why does everyone hate the Williams sisters/Sharapova" thread! :haha:

Tripp
Feb 25th, 2005, 07:57 PM
I lost about 3 golden sets in my first tennis tournament :o God, I was such a bad player.

VRee_Willario
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:45 PM
I embarrased my friend last week with 6-0 6-1, in the first set I lost only one point (a netted SMASH :fiery: ) It was on clay.
I'm playing a tournament next week and looking for a golden set... ;)