View Full Version : Was this a record between Lina K. and Osterloh?

Apr 2nd, 2003, 08:11 AM
Just saw that Lina K. had won a tiebreaker over Lilia Osterloh in Sarasota a few days ago 22-20. Is this a record for women in tiebreakers?

Apr 2nd, 2003, 09:44 AM
it wasn't 22-20
it was 7-2 in TB

WTA site says 7-6(20 6-2
the 0 is supposed to be the close bracket ) instead.

Apr 2nd, 2003, 09:47 AM
LOL we can't get enough of April fool's celebration I guess.:devil:

Apr 2nd, 2003, 09:58 AM
tenniscorner says 22-20 as well :confused:

Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:19 AM
they got it from the WTA site as well ..... they are just sheep

tourn site says 7-2
and i know it was 7-2.

Apr 4th, 2003, 12:47 PM
Thanks Boiled........what is the tiebreak record for women? Anyone know?

Apr 4th, 2003, 06:16 PM
I think this is it:

2002 Miami - E. Dementieva d. A. Kremer 1-6 7-5 7-6(14)

Apr 4th, 2003, 06:23 PM
Arantxa and Coetzer also played a 16-14 tiebreak in Hilton Head 2000.

Apr 4th, 2003, 06:35 PM
I think the record was in Madrid in 1999 when Emmanuelle Gagliardi and Tara Snyder made a 22-20 or something like that

Apr 4th, 2003, 09:10 PM
thanks for the info!!!!!!!

Apr 4th, 2003, 10:10 PM
In this tournament I think Dechy vs. MGM was the longest match, timewise anyway. Also, forgetting tiebreakers, I wonder what were the longest men's and women's sets in terms of games (like Wimbledon deciding sets for example). Anyone know? Also, what about longest matches in elapsed time, not counting rain delays or suspended? :confused:

Apr 4th, 2003, 11:26 PM
it wasn't 22-20
it was 7-2 in TB

WTA site says 7-6(20 6-2
the 0 is supposed to be the close bracket ) instead.
even though this is an error, i dont see how people thought it was 22-20...even with the error it doesnt look like that...

Brian Stewart
Apr 5th, 2003, 12:08 AM
I have much more complete records for the women, so any men's marks I have will be out of date.

Longest match, time:

Women: Vicki Nelson-Dunbar d. Jean Hepner 6-4 7-6(11) in the 1st round at Richmond in 1984. The match lasted 6 hours, 31 minutes. The tiebreak lasted 1 hour 47 minutes. One point in the tiebreak lasted 29 minutes (643 shots).

Men- there was a Davis Cup match involving John McEnroe in the mid-80's (vs either Wilander or Becker) that lasted slightly longer. I'm sure someone will have more details.

Longest sets (games):

Women- 36, Billie Jean King d. Christine Truman 6-4 19-17, 1963 Wightman Cup

Doubles- 64, Nancy Richey and Carole Graebner d. Justina Bricka and Carol Hanks 31-33, 6-1 6-4, South Orange NJ, 1964

Men- the mark I have is 66- Vic Sexias d. Bill Bowrey 32-24, 6-4 10-8, Pennsylvania Chps., July 1966

Doubles- 96- Dick Dell and Dick Leach d. Tommy Mozur and Lenny Schloss 3-6, 49-47, 22-20, Newport, August 1967.

On the other end of the spectrum, J.E.Harper d. J.Sandford 6-0 6-0 in 18 minutes :eek: at Sutton on April 9, 1946. Harper lost only 1 point on his 32nd birthday (which has to be the best birthday performance ever.

Apr 5th, 2003, 12:28 AM
It's funny because I think he would've been happier with a lower quality match. If I was him I would be forever kicking myself for losing that one point and ruining the perfect match ever!