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Stats Corner: Comeback Kids

Serena Williams leads the WTA in career win percentage after dropping the first set.

Published March 26, 2013 03:53

Stats Corner: Comeback Kids
Serena Williams

MIAMI, FL, USA - Serena Williams showed yet again on Monday that losing the first set is not necessarily a recipe for defeat for her in rallying past Dominika Cibulkova, 26 64 62, in the fourth round of the Sony Open Tennis.

"I think every time is different," Williams said of her penchant for comebacks. "This particular time I just thought to myself, 'Well I've been down worse. It's nothing new. Just keep fighting.' I never give up - it doesn't matter whether it's in life or on the tennis court, I keep fighting. That's what I kept doing today."

Williams has won nearly half her matches throughout her career when dropping the first set and has the best win percentage among all active players in that circumstance.

Top 10 Win Percentage After Losing First Set Among Active Players:

Player Wins Losses Percentage
Serena Williams 69 84 .451
Maria Sharapova 60 96 .385
Venus Williams 61 115 .347
Svetlana Kuznetsova 72 157 .314
Caroline Wozniacki 46 105 .305
Li Na 44 108 .289
Petra Kvitova 28 73 .277
Daniela Hantuchova 95 256 .271
Sorana Cirstea 38 110 .257
Vera Zvonareva 57 167 .254

 

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