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iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:42 AM
4:19 has been reached, so beating last year's record at this tournament of Zahlavova Strycova and Kulikova. Certainly longest Grand Slam match ever.

The longest was a 6.5 hr pushfest that included a 29 minute point :tape:.

Fransexa and Sexlana :inlove::worship:.

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:43 AM
:worship:

kittyking
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:43 AM
4:19 has been reached, so beating last year's record at this tournament of Zahlavova Strycova and Kulikova. Certainly longest Grand Slam match ever.

The longest was a 6.5 hr pushfest that included a 29 minute point :tape:.

Fransexa and Sexlana :inlove::worship:.

You mean a 29 minute game right?

Noctis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:43 AM
Let's go 7 hours ladies :lol:

Svetlana)))
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:43 AM
Fight Svetlana! I have no words right now

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:45 AM
You mean a 29 minute game right?
Nope. This is why I hesitate to use the term pushfest/pusher for anything we've seen this millennium ;).

pancake
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:46 AM
You mean a 29 minute game right?

Should be point... I remember the rally had like.. 640+ shots.

kittyking
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:47 AM
Nope. This is why I hesitate to use the term pushfest/pusher for anything we've seen this millennium ;).

:o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nwm6frRyfE

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:49 AM
This is almost Mahut like

Six Feet Under
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:49 AM
:bowdown:

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
4:19 has been reached, so beating last year's record at this tournament of Zahlavova Strycova and Kulikova. Certainly longest Grand Slam match ever.

The longest was a 6.5 hr pushfest that included a 29 minute point :tape:.

Fransexa and Sexlana :inlove::worship:.

What match was that?

jisung
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
Should be point... I remember the rally had like.. 640+ shots.

:eek::eek::eek:

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
Well we can safely assume this won't be 70-68, but in terms of quality, these two are actually playing, rather than just serving, and there have been match points saved, and the match served for by Schiavone, whereas the Isner-Mahut had no breaks in the final set (at least once it got past 6-all :scratch:) so for actual quality I would say this match is better. Colossal effort in both though.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:52 AM
How does Fran run down Sveta's vollies? incredible!

Six Feet Under
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:52 AM
Well we can safely assume this won't be 70-68, but in terms of quality, these two are actually playing, rather than just serving, and there have been match points saved, and the match served for by Schiavone, whereas the Isner-Mahut had no breaks in the final set (at least once it got past 6-all :scratch:) so for actual quality I would say this match is better. Colossal effort in both though.

Can we? :sobbing:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:52 AM
Just 2 more hours to beat the record! You can do it girls! :cheer:

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:53 AM
This thriller: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/sports/tennis/24tennis.html?_r=1.

Mightymirza
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:53 AM
go for the longest ever match girls :bounce:

pedropt
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:53 AM
EPIC :worship:

But just win it Sexlana :unsure:

Caralenko
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:54 AM
The longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.[6] This match is also the longest professional match completed in a single day;[7] the Mahut-Isner match was twice suspended by darkness, lasting three days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:56 AM
How about 7 more hours to beat the all-time tennis record :smoke:

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:56 AM
Wouldn't the RLA crowd love to watch this? :devil:

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:58 AM
OMFG I'm jumping up and down like during the FO final

Raz0r
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:58 AM
At this rate, Maria's match will be over before this match ends :sobbing:

Zojirushi
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:59 AM
Amazing match:hearts::hearts::hearts:

sabatani82
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:59 AM
this is a dream for us italians,hope she win,if happends,she is the best ever

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:01 AM
Matches like these are the reason the tiebreak should be implemented in GS matches. Same discussion came up at Wimbledon last year. Whoever wins this classic, she'll be a walking bye for her next opponent.

Whitehead's Boy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:01 AM
The longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.[6] This match is also the longest professional match completed in a single day;[7] the Mahut-Isner match was twice suspended by darkness, lasting three days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records

I'm sorry but if a point lasted 29 minutes, what they played wasn't tennis.

TheHangover
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:02 AM
after this the scene of wozniacki cramping in doha looks even more fake

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:03 AM
Matches like these are the reason the tiebreak should be implemented in GS matches. Same discussion came up at Wimbledon last year. Whoever wins this classic, she'll be a walking bye for her next opponent.
It's the opposite. The tiebreak takes away from this. Yes, they MAY lose their next match (this is WTA though) but this excitement/drama/amazement has far outweighed such repercussions. If you can't take excitement from this and see that, I don't know why you bother watching tennis in the first place.

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:05 AM
It's the opposite. The tiebreak takes away from this. Yes, they MAY lose their next match (this is WTA though) but this excitement/drama/amazement has far outweighed such repercussions. If you can't take excitement from this and see that, I don't know why you bother watching tennis in the first place.

I think it's fantastic tennis, one of the best matches I've ever seen. But that doesn't change the fact that concerns about this were raised in the past and they're bound to come up again, and I believe they deserve some consideration.

something
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:07 AM
Ended. 283 minutes

iGOAT
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:09 AM
Fuck the fucking shit that is my life. The fucking livestream fucking crashed on fucking match point. What the fuck did I ever do to deserve this shit.

Oh yeah. BESIDES STAY UP UNTIL FUCKING 4AM TO WATCH THE FUCKING FINISH.

Cp6uja
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:56 AM
There is very good chances that for the first time ever in tennis history longest match at some Grand Slam tournament will coming from womens side :eek::eek::eek:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:00 AM
It's the opposite. The tiebreak takes away from this. Yes, they MAY lose their next match (this is WTA though) but this excitement/drama/amazement has far outweighed such repercussions. If you can't take excitement from this and see that, I don't know why you bother watching tennis in the first place.

Totally!!! :yeah:

Cp6uja
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
There is very good chances that for the first time ever in tennis history longest match at some Grand Slam tournament will coming from womens side :eek::eek::eek:
Just checked now... Nalbandian vs Hewitt 36 64 36 76 97 match is just 3 minutes longer :mad::fiery:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
There is very good chances that for the first time ever in tennis history longest match at some Grand Slam tournament will coming from womens side :eek::eek::eek:

That would have been way cool. Unfortunately Nalbandian v Hewitt lasted 4:48, four minutes longer than Fran and Sveta. :mad:

If only they couldn't have taken this match a couple more games. :banghead:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:14 AM
I think it's fantastic tennis, one of the best matches I've ever seen. But that doesn't change the fact that concerns about this were raised in the past and they're bound to come up again, and I believe they deserve some consideration.

Yes, it does put the player who wins such an epic at a disadvantage in the next match. But that's sport. Additionally it should be noted that it is not bad luck on the competitors side. A player is responsible not only for winning but for ensuring they win in a manner that will keep them in good shape to play further rounds. Had Schiavone found a way to win the match sooner she wouldn't be disadvantaged in the next round. And I say that as a fan of Schiavone.

Bottom line is this. Extended final sets are not unfair to the competitors simply because the competitors are in the end responsible for the length that their matches take. No one else.

Cleffa
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
There are a lot of deuces instead of just serving points here. So even if it's not 70-68 the quality makes it at least very close to the Isner-Mahut match.

Cleffa
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:30 AM
Yes, it does put the player who wins such an epic at a disadvantage in the next match. But that's sport. Additionally it should be noted that it is not bad luck on the competitors side. A player is responsible not only for winning but for ensuring they win in a manner that will keep them in good shape to play further rounds. Had Schiavone found a way to win the match sooner she wouldn't be disadvantaged in the next round. And I say that as a fan of Schiavone.

Bottom line is this. Extended final sets are not unfair to the competitors simply because the competitors are in the end responsible for the length that their matches take. No one else.

True, but it's just so hard for any player to be sure that they can win the next set and actually put it into action when your opponent is playing as good as you and the match is just so tight and equal.

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:32 AM
Congrats to both these girls for an incredible match :worship:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:34 AM
The longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.[6] This match is also the longest professional match completed in a single day;[7] the Mahut-Isner match was twice suspended by darkness, lasting three days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records

The tiebreak alone lasted more then 1,5 hours there :worship:

olivero
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:39 AM
What amazes me is that they were able to sustain such great level of play till the end. It's remarkable.

galadriel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:43 AM
Sveta :hug::worship::sad:
Fran :worship::kiss:

die_wahrheit
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:43 AM
The longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.[6] This match is also the longest professional match completed in a single day;[7] the Mahut-Isner match was twice suspended by darkness, lasting three days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records
don't think it was an official tournament with tv coverage. so it can't be counted.

die_wahrheit
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:46 AM
there was some a match between sanchez-vicario and chanda rubin, which lasted very long. in australia 17-15 3th set.
i think that one was longer.

die_wahrheit
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:47 AM
no, chanda rubin played a 17-15 set in wimbledon.
and a 14-16 set against sanchez vicario in australia.

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:47 AM
True, but it's just so hard for any player to be sure that they can win the next set and actually put it into action when your opponent is playing as good as you and the match is just so tight and equal.

Yeah, it's hard. Tennis is hard. It's not an easy job. But if you don't want to be tired for your next match there is a thing you can do about it. Win the match you are playing quickly. If you can't you simply have to deal with the resulting fatigue. The rules are the same for everyone. Nothing unfair here.

die_wahrheit
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:53 AM
no, chanda rubin played a 17-15 set in wimbledon.
and a 14-16 set against sanchez vicario in australia.

did not last 4 hours.

Meelis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:56 AM
don't think it was an official tournament with tv coverage. so it can't be counted.

It is officially counted as record by WTA.

Timariot
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:58 AM
I'm sorry but if a point lasted 29 minutes, what they played wasn't tennis.

Old style clay tennis...haven't you ever seen old Roland Garros clips?

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM
What amazes me is that they were able to sustain such great level of play till the end. It's remarkable.

I thought the level got better as the match went on actually

nevetssllim
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:29 PM
How long was Goerges/Srebotnik from Wimbledon 2008?

Nervenbuendel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:34 PM
The match Görges/Srebotnik 2008 in Wimby lasted for three hours and forty minutes - the german press then claimed that this was the second longest encounter in Wimbledon ever. :)

Archer16
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:50 PM
Wimbledon 1995 R2: Chanda Rubin def. Patricia Hy-Boulais 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 17-15 in 3h 45m, a record for most games in a Grand Slam women’s singles match (58) and a Wimbledon record for longest final set (2h 4m) and games in a set (32). Rubin won on her 7th mp, Hy-Boulais had one.

The Goerges-Srebotnik 2008 match (4-6 7-6(6) 16-14) lasted 3h 40m as stated above, with the 16-14 decider being 2h 16m. Each player had 4 MPs (Kata led 4-6 in the TB, and had 2 more against serve in the 3rd).

Is this the longest third set in women's tennis history?
Yes.

nevetssllim
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
^Thanks! I thought Goerges/Srebotnik would have lasted longer but I suppose it was on grass.