Stats Corner: Two 60 60's In A Row
Published January 16, 2013 09:08
Sharapova beat Olga Puchkova in the first round, 60 60, and then Misaki Doi by the same score in the second round on Wednesday. It was the first time in 28 years a player recorded consecutive 60 60 scorelines at a major. Here is a list of each time that has happened in the Open Era:
"It's not really the statistic I want to be known for," said Sharapova, who now has five 60 60 wins in her career. "I want to be known for winning Grand Slam titles, not that I won two matches 60 60. I'm just happy that I won the match."
Here is a list of the other times players have won, 60 60, twice in one major but not consecutively:
Next up for Sharapova is seven-time Grand champion Venus Williams, so her 60 60 streak will almost certainly come to an end, but a good omen for her is the last time before this fortnight she won a match 60 60 at a major, she went on to take the title at the 2012 French Open.