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Doraemon
Nov 22nd, 2003, 10:07 AM
It's easy to find the most lopsided matches but when it comes to looking at the number of points the winner lost, it's hard to find the stats. Even the set that saw the fewest points.
I remember the match Hingis won over Monica in 0 and 0 and Monica was struggling winning even one point per game.
I know it's difficult as we can't find appropriate stats for every match in the past..

per4ever
Nov 22nd, 2003, 10:11 AM
probably one of the matches against the bagel girls

Glenn
Nov 22nd, 2003, 10:31 AM
Maybe Foretz vs Loeffler-Caro?

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2003, 11:17 AM
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d. Huiskamp 6-0 6-0 in the semis at Washington State in 1910. She lost no points at all-winning 48 straight ! :eek:

azza
Nov 22nd, 2003, 11:35 AM
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d. Huiskamp 6-0 6-0 in the semis at Washington State in 1910. She lost no points at all-winning 48 straight ! :eek:

omg :eek: :o:o :worship: lol how did she do that :p

crazillo
Nov 22nd, 2003, 11:40 AM
perhaps as conchita double-bageles maleeva

Kart
Nov 22nd, 2003, 01:57 PM
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d. Huiskamp 6-0 6-0 in the semis at Washington State in 1910. She lost no points at all-winning 48 straight ! :eek:

In a semi final ? :worship:

A first round I can understand, but I'd have thought they'd have been at least mildly good to reach the semis :eek:.

PointBlank
Nov 22nd, 2003, 02:09 PM
:eek: :eek:

Experimentee
Nov 22nd, 2003, 02:10 PM
Well I suppose the depth wasnt that great in tennis in 1910 :o

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:25 AM
:lol: at winning 48 points in a row...

laj
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:40 AM
Serena Williams defeated Yvette Basting 6-1, 6-0 at the 2000 Wimbledon in 32 minutes, with the second set lasting just 11 minutes in total, dropping only 3 points in the second set bagel, which was and is the fastest Set played in the Open Era of tennis. Miss Basting never recovered from that spanking.

Mister B
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:52 AM
I know that in this year's AO, Kim Clijsters defeated Petra Mandula 6-0, 6-0, and Mandula never reached a game point in all the match!

bandabou
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:57 AM
Serena Williams defeated Yvette Basting 6-1, 6-0 at the 2000 Wimbledon in 32 minutes, with the second set lasting just 11 minutes in total, dropping only 3 points in the second set bagel, which was and is the fastest Set played in the Open Era of tennis. Miss Basting never recovered from that spanking.


Man, that was SOME spanking! 11 minutes for a set?! DANG!

Berlin_Calling
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:59 AM
Paulus def Cechinni once in a final of a tournament losing just one point.

Barbara Paulus(1) d. Sandra Cecchini 30-15 ret. :p:o

calabar
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:04 AM
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d. Huiskamp 6-0 6-0 in the semis at Washington State in 1910. She lost no points at all-winning 48 straight ! :eek:

Rollo,

I read somewhere that NO ONE has ever won a "Golden Match" which by definition is a match where you have not conceded a point to your opponent. I read where only one guy named Dolan (or some name like that) had come close to such a feat by winning a "Golden Set". Evidently the info I read must have been wrong then.

Anyone care to clarify?

Berlin_Calling
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:08 AM
Rollo,

I read somewhere that NO ONE has ever won a "Golden Match" which by definition is a match where you have not conceded a point to your opponent. I read where only one guy named Dolan (or some name like that) had come close to such a feat by winning a "Golden Set". Evidently the info I read must have been wrong then.

Anyone care to clarify?

I heard the same thing. I think one guy lost just 1 point in a set but the golden set was never achieved. But maybe, those stats are just for the Open Era.

Peter M
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:14 AM
I remember the match Hingis won over Monica in 0 and 0 and Monica was struggling winning even one point per game.

LOL. Obviously, you never saw the match. Monica played poorly and injured but had game/break points and a bunch of 30-30s etc.

Don't exaggerate. :rolleyes:

fried_beans
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:59 AM
When Monica beat Bes at Wimbledon in 02 it was like 35 minutes and she lost something like 7-10 points

faboozadoo15
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:03 AM
suzanne lenglen OFTEN won matches where she didn't lose a single point (according to bud-- so i have to assume this happened at least once). i also remember that when we had a thread about the least unforced errors, someone had an article about suzanne that mentioned her perfect matches.

faboozadoo15
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:03 AM
monica gave quite a few ass kickings in her day too... but she prolly made a few unforced errors in each match.

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:04 AM
I won a set losing just one point :p (which was the set point :o )

Rtael
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:58 AM
I won a set against my mom, losing just two points, both in the opening game....but I don't think that counts...

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:00 AM
I won a set against my mom, losing just two points, both in the opening game....but I don't think that counts...

:lol: :lol:

I won't mention my frequent clubbering of my Grand Dad when I was 10, then :lol: :lol: :haha:

Brian Stewart
Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:26 AM
In addition to the Hotchkiss match, in the 1943 Tri-State Championship Final, Pauline Betz d. C.Wolf 6-0 6-0 without losing a point.

On the men's side, at Sutton on April 9, 1946, J.E.Harper(Aus) d. J.Sandiford(GB) 6-0 6-0 in 18 minutes (!!), losing just a single point. It was Harper's 32nd birthday. (Maybe he was in a hurry to get to his party.)

In the Open era, there has been a golden set, by Bill Scanlon, in '83 or '84.

I would point out that in the pre-Open era, especially before, say, 1950, a lot of these "tournaments" were merely glorified exhibitions, whereby a club invited a "name" player to play, and filled the draw with club stiffs. This allowed the star to stroll through the tournament without much effort, thus leaving them with enough energy to play doubles and mixed as well (which they were often asked to do in return for their "expense money"). Also, the lack of challenging players in the field meant that the star attraction (and ticket seller) would be guaranteed to reach the final, and be more likely to return in the future. (As opposed to if they were made to work hard to win.)

It would be much like if your nearest tennis club invited a top 10 player to come and compete against the members. You could see plenty of Golden Sets, if the pro was in the mood to do so.

Rollo
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:21 PM
Lenglen won about 6 tournaments 6-0 6-0, but she never won a golden
set. Her opponents were always able to get at least a few points.

Betz's acheivement in 1943 was pretty impressive IMO. Wolf was a decent player-good enough to make the main draw at the US Open.

Graf came very close to a golden set vs. Zina Garrison in 1989. She was only a couple of points away in a Washington semifinal.

Andrew.
Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
Lindsay took they first set from Krasnoroutskaya this summer 6-0, and dropped only 6 points. In New Haven, she took the first 6-0 against Serna, and only dropped 8 points.

PointBlank
Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:53 PM
I beat me dad 6-0,0-6,6-0
I lose one point in each love set
and I won NO points in his love set :fiery:

tommystar
Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:58 PM
Probably I remember wrong as if I read somewhere that Navratilova won a Golden Set in the early 80s at OZ at Kooyong. :shrug:

bandabou
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:02 PM
I read that in the Open era Serena´s the person who came closest to winning a Golden set. She only lost like three!!! points in the second-set against Basting in ´00 Wimbledon!! DANG! Mercy Serena!

Leo_DFP
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:49 PM
Paulus def Cechinni once in a final of a tournament losing just one point.

Barbara Paulus(1) d. Sandra Cecchini 30-15 ret. :p:o

:lol:

Leo_DFP
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:50 PM
Lindsay took they first set from Krasnoroutskaya this summer 6-0, and dropped only 6 points. In New Haven, she took the first 6-0 against Serna, and only dropped 8 points.

But then the second sets of both those matches became very close. 6-0, 7-6 vs. Lina and 6-0, 7-5 vs. Magui. :eek:

Fyndh0rnElf
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:05 PM
I read that in the Open era Serena´s the person who came closest to winning a Golden set. She only lost like three!!! points in the second-set against Basting in ´00 Wimbledon!! DANG! Mercy Serena!

That doesn't qualify. Clijsters defeated Mandula 6-0 6-0 dropping 8!points in the whole match. And this didn't happen in the 1910's. It was during this year's Australian Open. Mandula is a FO quarterfinalist