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Stats Corner: Match Tie-Break Marathons

Where did Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears' 16-14 match tie-break win in Charleston rank in terms of longest match tie-breaks in WTA history?

Published April 17, 2014 12:12

Stats Corner: Match Tie-Break Marathons
Raquel Kops-Jones, Abigail Spears

Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were victorious, 16-14, in the longest match tie-break of 2014 against Jelena Jankovic and Andrea Petkovic in the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup two weeks ago. Where did the 30 points played rank with the longest match tie-breaks since they were instituted in lieu of a third set at WTA doubles tournaments in 2007? Believe it or not, one was 10 points longer. See the list of all the matches with match tie-breaks that went more than 30 points below:

1. Mattek-Sands/Uhlirova d. Craybas/Krajicek 57 64 2119 (2008 Amelia Island 1r)
2. Dulko/Pennetta d. Gallovits-Hall/Zahlavova Strycova d. 46 62 1018 (2009 Bogotá SF)
3. Husarova/Kirilenko d. Craybas/Kudryavtseva 62 57 1917 (2009 Eastbourne 1r)
4t. Nakamura/Pin d. Dekmeijere/Senoglu 16 62 1816 (2007 Stanford 1r)
4t. Kleybanova/Makarova d. Pin/Védy 26 64 1816 (2009 Fès QF)
4t. Errani/Vinci d. Groenefeld/Peschke 75 26 1816 (2013 Sydney QF)
7t. Lefèvre/Szatmari d. Malek/Matic 64 67(7) 1715 (2007 Palermo 1r)
7t. Shvedova/Tanasugarn d. King/Kudryavtseva 26 63 1715 (2008 Beijing 1r)

And here are all the matches featuring exactly 30-point match tie-breaks:
9t. Cirstea/Pavlyuchenkova d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre 46 64 1614 (2008 Fès SF)
9t. Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez d. Peschke/Stubbs 62 36 1614 (2008 Berlin SF)
9t. Kudryavtseva/Rodionova d. Hantuchova/Sugi (2009 Indian Wells 1r)
9t. Uhlirova/Voracova d. Vesnina/Zalameda 76(13) 36 1614 (2010 Auckland QF)
9t. Black/Rodionova d. Amanmuradova 75 57 1614 (2011 Brisbane 1r)
9t. Hantuchova/Kirilenko d. Hlavackova/Voracova 67(8) 62 1614 (2011 Charleston 1r)
9t. Begu/Cadantu d. Bratchikova/Jurak 62 46 1614 (2012 Fès QF)
9t. Goerges/Peschke d. Chan/Chan 64 36 1614 (2012 Cincinnati 1r)
9t. Llagosterva Vives/Mirza d. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova 46 64 1614 (2012 Beijing QF)
9t. Kumkhum/Sema d. Fujiwara/Zheng 57 63 1614 (2013 Kuala Lumpur QF)
9t. Dabrowski/Rosolska d. Husarova/Voracova 64 26 1614 (2013 Linz SF)
9t. Kops-Jones/Spears d. Jankovic/Petkovic 64 16 1614 (2014 Charleston QF)

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