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Old 05-09-2011, 04:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
wikipedia says that Wade was broken at 5-6 in the 2nd vs King at the 1970 Italian Open in a 21 deuce game.
The source there is Lance Tingay’s The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts & Feats (1983). There were 22 deuces per the Associated Press the day after the match.

Tingay has the game lasting 22 minutes; the AP has 30 minutes.

It was a semifinal. King won 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. She beat Heldman in the final (her only Italian Open title).
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