Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova hit a historic 25 double faults in a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Valeria Solovieva at the Baku Open. Busted Racquet attempts to put that number into perspective:
• Reports say it was the highest double fault total in a straight-set win in WTA history.
• The 25 double faults were the equivalent of six free games for Solovieva.
• Pavlyuchenkova's 16 first-set double faults came on 32 second serves.
• Of the points Pavlyuchenkova lost in the match, 31 percent came via double faults.
• It's believed to be the highest number of double faults in a victory since Anna Kournikova had 31 in a three-set win at the 1999 Australian Open.
• The 25 DFs were eight more than Petra Kvitova had in all of her seven matches at Wimbledon and 18 more than Rafael Nadal had in total at the All England Club.
• In her three losses at Grand Slams this year (third round at Australian, quarterfinals of Roland Garros and second round at Wimbledon), Pavlyuchenkova had a combined nine double faults.
• She hit one fewer double fault in her five matches at the French Open than she did this week in the Russian tournament.