Shvedova's historic Golden Set helps sink Errani

30 June 2012 04:17

Yaroslava Shvedova completed the first Golden Set in Grand Slam history as the Kazakh wildcard won all 24 points and conceded none in a 6-0 first set whitewash en route to defeating French Open runner-up Sara Errani in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

Shvedova, the world number 65, hit 14 winners and took just 15 minutes to demolish Italian 10th seed Errani in an incredible first set on Court Three.

The 24-year-old, the Wimbledon doubles champion in 2010 and twice a French Open quarter-finalist, couldn't dominate quite so emphatically in the second set.

But she still landed the decisive break to secure a 6-0, 6-4 victory in 57 minutes.

Shvedova became the first qualifier to defeat a Grand Slam defending champion when she shocked China's Li Na at the recent French Open.

Now she has made another piece of history and will face four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams or China's Zheng Jie for a place in the last eight.