Simple past tense and past participle of deserve. (verb)
Examples of word deserved
Such preeminently was the title deserved by Mrs. Van Alstine, the "Patriot mother of the Mohawk Valley."
"Whichever squad won the title deserved to, Juve like any other," Del Piero said, according to the ANSA news agency.
In my view, if you want to use the word deserved, they deserved something from the game themselves.
Warren Buffett of Berkshire-Hathaway operates on the premise of what they call "deserved trust," enabling them to do deals faster and at less cost, and to operate with high efficiency-with what two Stanford professors called "the lowest ratio of corporate overhead to investor capital among all major corporations" in the world.
Giving lots of failing grades, even if they are well-deserved, is a bitter pill for most teachers to swallow.