LONDON - Yaroslava Shvedova created Wimbledon and WTA history Saturday in a remarkable first set against French Open runner up Sara Errani of Italy.
Shvedova took every point, 24 without reply, to break her own record of 23 set in Memphis in 2006.
It is the first time a so-called Golden Set has been achieved in Grand Slam history. Shvedova is also the only woman to achieve the feat in 44 years of professional tennis.
Errani restored some pride in the second set but still slipped to a 6-0 6-4 defeat.
The only previously known player to record a "golden set" was Bill Scanlon against Brazilian player Marcos Hocevar in the first round of the Gold Coast Classic in Delray Beach in 1985. Scanlon won that match 6-2, 6-0.
Shvedova will face American Serena Williams in her next match, with a place in the quarterfinals at stake.
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