Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova makes history

KAZAKHSTAN’S Yaroslava Shvedova made history yesterday by becoming the first player to win a set at Wimbledon without conceding a point.

The unseeded 24-year-old achieved the feat – known as a golden set – at the start of her third-round match against French Open runner-up Sara Errani on Court Three.

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She held serve three times and broke 10th seed Errani each time to take 24 consecutive points.

The second set was initially far closer, as Errani staged a fightback, but Shvedova stepped up her game to tie up a 6-0, 6-4 victory.