What is a Golden set on tennis?

Is there a tennis player who won a golden set?

What is the difference between Golden set and Bagel set?


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Golden set: Set which is won without dropping a single point.

Only one man in the history of top-tier professional tour tennis has ever achieved this: Bill Scanlon against Marcos Hocevar in the first round of the WCT Gold Coast Classic at Delray Beach on February 22, 1983. Scanlon won the match 6–2, 6–0. The achievement is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

There are only 2 women to won golden set: In 1943, Pauline Betz won the Tri-State tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, defeating Catherine Wolf in the final, 6–0, 6–2, without losing a point in the first set. In the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Yaroslava Shvedova achieved a golden set against Sara Errani. She later went on to win the match 6-0, 6-4.

There is also a "Golden match": a match which is won without losing a single point, the entire match! but no one has won it until today..

Bagel set is a set which the winning player won 6-0, and the difference with Golden set is that you can lose points during the game as long as you win the game.

There is a Golden Bagel Award is an award established in 2004 that honors the professional male tennis player who has handed out more "bagels" (sets won 6-0), than any other player on the circuit. Roger Federer holds the all-time record for most bagels in a single season with 18 going into the Tennis Master's Cup, and a total of 19 in 2006.


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