Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova makes history

KAZAKHSTAN’S Yaroslava Shvedova made history yesterday by becoming the first player to win a set at Wimbledon without conceding a point.

The unseeded 24-year-old achieved the feat – known as a golden set – at the start of her third-round match against French Open runner-up Sara Errani on Court Three.

She held serve three times and broke 10th seed Errani each time to take 24 consecutive points.

The second set was initially far closer, as Errani staged a fightback, but Shvedova stepped up her game to tie up a 6-0, 6-4 victory.