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It Ain’t Ova Till It’s Ova

Posted by gauloises1 on January 20, 2010

The record for the longest ever women’s Grand Slam match in history was broken yesterday at the Australian Open, courtesy of Barbora Zahlalova Strycova and Regina Kulikova’s marathon match. Zahlalova Strycova won 76(5) 67(10) 63 in 4 hours and 19 minutes, beating the previous record (Virginie Buisson and Noelle Van Lotum at the 1995 French Open) by eight whole minutes.  

And it might never have happened if Zahlalova Strycova converted any of the seven match points she had in the second set. Or if she had name which didn’t use up a good seven seconds for the umpire to say, allowing for elocution safari.

Incidentally, Serena Williams is now 41-0 in first round Grand Slam matches. This isn’t relevant, I just thought I’d mention it.

(And credit to naughty T for the post title. He thinks he came up with it first.)

One Response to “It Ain’t Ova Till It’s Ova”

  1. naughtyT said

    I did!! But I also insisted that “It ain’t Ovary until it’s Ovary!” is even funnier

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