Wimbledon Longest Match
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) _ Details of the longest women’s singles match in Grand Slam history in which American Chanda Rubin defeated Patty Hy-Boulais of Canada 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-5), 17-15 at Wimbledon.
Length of match: 58 games, longest in singles or doubles.
Previous record in Grand Slam tournament: 56, when Kerry Melville, Australia, def. Pam Teegarden, United States, 9-7, 4-6, 16-14, French Open semifinal of 1972.
Previous record at Wimbledon: 54, when Alice Wiewers, France, def. Rita Anderson, United States, 8-10, 14-12, 6-4, in the 1948 second round.
Length of final set: 32 games, longest in women’s singles or doubles at Wimbledon.
Previous longest in singles: 26, achieved six times; in doubles, 32.
Number of service breaks: 17.
Number of points: 356.
Number of match points: Rubin _ 7 Hy-Boulais _ 1
Length of match: 3 hours 45 minutes.