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Saw these past few days that in the Australian Open 2013 Sharapova went two matches without dropping a single game. I'm wondering if there is any official record on the longest streak of sets/matches a player played without dropping a single game.

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This is a good question - I've asked a tennis statistician for help. I couldn't find the answer via Google. – jamauss Jan 19 '13 at 10:26
    
What is the record for most consecutive games won? at manstennisforums. – Martin Sep 15 '14 at 9:09
    
Wikipedia articla on wiinning streaks lists this record: Most consecutive game wins (men): 25 games - 1993 Sergi Bruguera, However, no reference is given there. And no record for women's tennis is listed there. – Martin Feb 7 at 12:54

What better place to start looking than to find the one of the most dominant player in tennis ever - Esther VERGEER :) I found this link and just did a quick scan (there could be longer ones I was hasty) and found from

2009 Invacare World Team Cup - Women's Event 27 Jul - 02 Aug 2010(I am guessing it's 2009 not 2010 possible typo by the web admin part)

to

Mercedes Open Utrecht, Netherlands 04 Aug - 09 Aug 2009

She went

eleven sets (five and half matches) without dropping a single game.

Of course this was only a quick search not an official one. Lets see how long this stand :)

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I'm sure Esther Vergeer, "the most dominant player in tennis ever," is merely an opinion (and not to say I disagree). Otherwise, good work with the research and let's see if anything else comes in. – ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ Jan 23 '13 at 15:22
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If the field is limited to wheelchair women's singles then it's a pretty good opinion :) – user1655072 Jan 23 '13 at 15:26
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@user1655072 She didn't loose a single match in more than 10 years. She retired this month, with 470 consecutive wins (see wiki page) – Bernhard Feb 23 '13 at 10:01
    
If Vergeer's matches meet the criteria then I'd say that's the answer for sure. I'm positive nobody in professional men's or women's tennis has gone 11 sets without losing a game. No way. – jamauss Feb 24 '13 at 7:09
    

For questions like this, one possible approach is to make a community-wiki answer, where several users can contribute if they find some relevant records.

Grand Slams - Men

  • Sergi Bruguera won his second round match at 1993 French Open 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. He won also his first round match in straight sets and he won the third set 6-0. From these results alone we can see that he won at least 25 consecutive games. (Four bagel sets in a row and the last game in the preceding set.) Bruguera went on to win the tournament.
  • Karel Nováček won his second round game at 1987 French Open 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. He also won his first round match in the straight sets and he won the last set of that match 6-0. This means winning at least 25 games in a row.

Grand Slams - Women

Useful links

  • Wikipedia article Shortest tennis match records lists triple bagel games (double bagel for women) at Grand Slams. However, these lists may be incomplete.
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