Yaroslava Shvedova, a former Kazakh tennis player, claims she recognized she had won a golden set against Sara Errani at Wimbledon just before the second set began. Shvedova stunned No. 10 seed Errani in 2012, capturing the first set without dropping a point.
In the Open Era, only a few players have succeeded to achieve the golden set feat, and Shvedova is one of them. Errani played much better in the second set, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Shvedova from winning 6-0 6-4.
“I don’t remember the song, but I was listening to music and felt footloose, and the coach was telling me what to do and how to play,” Shvedova told, as reported on WTA.
“Everything was going well and I was feeling so great.
“I was flying on the court. But I never realized it was going only one way, because after each point … her coach and her team were clapping to cheer her up. “When I won the set, we started the second set and on the first point I made an easy mistake, a silly mistake, and everyone started to clap.
“I was wondering why people were so excited about a silly mistake. After I was going through these emotions, I realized it was her first point.”
Shvedova referred to it as a “career”
Yaroslava Shvedova, the 2010 Wimbledon doubles winner, retired from tennis last week at the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan.
Shvedova, Kazakhstan’s new Billie Jean King Cup team captain, was honoured at a ceremony.
“It was an unbelievable ceremony,” she said.
“Before I stepped in, everyone was asking, ‘Are you nervous?’ I was saying, ‘No.
“I am super relaxed and super happy.’ “But as soon as I stepped in, I started having tears, seeing people around and understanding that they all came to support me and enjoy my moments from the past.”