The Golden Set in Tennis

Alexandra Goodson works as a sales manager within the energy storage systems division at Saft Batteries in Jacksonville, Florida. Away from work, Alexandra Goodson enjoys both following and playing tennis, having played competitively throughout her childhood.

The golden set is a rare tennis achievement that has only been seen seven times at the professional level. A golden set occurs when one player wins a set without dropping a single point. By definition, a player must win 24 points in a row to win a perfect 6-0 set. The first two officially recognized golden sets occurred in succession, giving American Hazel Wightman the only golden match in history at the 1910 Washington State Championships. Pauline Betz and Bill Scanlon became the second and third Americans to accomplish the golden set in 1943 and 1983, respectively. In 1995, Tine Scheuer-Larsen won a Fed Cup match 6-0, 6-0, with one golden set.

More recently, Yaroslava Shvedova recorded a 6-0, 6-4 win over Sara Errani at the 2012 Wimbledon. Six years earlier, Shvedova had triple set point for a golden set before double faulting, narrowly missing the opportunity to become the first woman with two golden sets. Julian Reister and Stefano Napolitano achieved the most recent golden set wins. Reister defeated countryman Tim Puetz (3)6-7, 6-4, 6-0, at the 2013 US Open qualifying tournament, while Napolitano defeated Augusto Virgili 6-0, 6-3, in 2015. At one point, Napolitano had won 33 points in a row.

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NAATBatt to Host 2016 Annual Meeting in California

An energy industry professional, Alexandra Goodson works at Saft Batteries in Jacksonville, Florida, as a sales manager of energy-storage systems. In addition to her activities at Saft, Alexandra Goodson maintains memberships in several organizations, including the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBatt), a nonprofit group that promotes and supports electrochemical energy storage companies and professionals.

From February 29 to March 3, 2016, NAATBatt will host its 2016 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells resort near Palm Springs, California. Attendees at the four-day event will have the opportunity to take part in an education program examining trends in technologies such as vehicle batteries, energy storage systems, and consumer batteries.

A discussion on intellectual property and advanced batteries will also be featured at the meeting, along with flash presentations focused on emerging electricity storage technologies. Prior to these activities, meeting attendees can enjoy a day of fun at the Advanced Battery Golf and Tennis Tournament, which will be held the first day of the Annual Meeting.

Although registration for NAATBatt’s 2016 Annual Meeting will be open to both members and non-members, it will be limited to 300 people. Additional information can be found at http://www.naatbatt.org.

The 2016 NAATBatt International Annual Meeting in California

In 2014, Alexandra Goodson accepted her position as a sales manager of energy storage systems at Saft Batteries, located in Jacksonville, Florida. An active member of energy industry organizations, Alexandra Goodson aligns with NAATBatt International, a nonprofit that advocates for technological advances in electrochemical energy storage.

NAATBatt International will host Global Charge, the 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference, from February 29th to March 3rd of that year. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Indian Wells, California, just outside of Palm Springs. Following an opening golf and tennis tournament, the event will provide opportunities for attendees to network and present information on developments in their respective companies. Additionally, participants will benefit from programs on lithium-ion and thin film battery products, as well as a featured group discussion titled The IP Wars in Advanced Batteries… and How to Avoid Them.

Reservations for the 2016 NAATBatt International Annual Meeting and Conference are limited to 300 persons. For more information, please consult http://www.naatbatt.org.