Stats Corner: 3 Tie-Breaks In One Match

Earlier this week, Maria Sharapova was involved in the seventh WTA match since 2000 to feature three tie-breaks. Who else has been involved in such matches?

Published April 24, 2014 12:11

Stats Corner: 3 Tie-Breaks In One Match
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova beat Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Tuesday in a match that featured three tie-breaks. How rare an instance is that on the WTA? Well, it was only the seventh time this century and the first time since another WTA legend you may be familiar with was involved in such a match four years ago. Here are the details of each occurrence:

Circumstance Result
2001 Waikoloa 2r Tu d. Kuznetsova 76(6) 67(3) 76(2)
2001 Québec City QF Shaughnessy d. Stevenson 76(6) 67(7) 76(4)
2002 Eastbourne 1r Shaughnessy d. Webb 67(2) 76(8) 76(4)
2004 Hobart 1r Camerin d. Cervanova 67(5) 76(3) 76(7)
2007 Bangkok 2r King d. Cibulkova 67(8) 76(6) 76(4)
2010 Madrid 2r S.Williams d. Dushevina 67(2) 76(5) 76(5)
2014 Stuttgart 1r Sharapova d. Safarova 76(5) 67(5) 76(2)


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