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# What does straight sets mean in a game of tennis?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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9y ago

To win in straight sets is to win without dropping a set which means winning 3 sets straight without dropping one for men and the same with 2 sets in womens tennis. For example- if Person A beat Person B in straight sets then he would have won the first, second and third set resulting in there being no need for the fourth an fifth sets.

Originally a straight set means one in which the winning score is 6, ie it's won at the first opportunity. Thus to win straight sets is a relatively comfortable win

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A set in a tennis match consists of games. A game is won by winning 4 points going from, 15, 30, 40 to game. If the score is 40-40, then a player must win 2 points in a row to win the game. Once a player wins a game, it is scored 1-0. This is called the set score, to win a set the player must win 6 games but also must win by two. If the score is 5-5, the player can only win by getting 7-5 or in a tiebreak. A tiebreak occurs when the score is 6-6, then they play to win 7 points. Also you must win the tiebreak by two points, once this is achieved then the winner of the tiebreak wins the set 7 to 6.

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