Originally Posted by Moose Malloy
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).