Twenty-five years ago, Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner sustained a 643-stroke rally that lasted 29 minutes in a tennis match that itself took six and a half hours to finish.
Longest match ever for the WTA.
According to Wiki, the longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicky Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11). The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.
I don't even understand how it's possible. 6h30 for a 6-4 7-6, and a 1/2 hour long rally.
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