A tennis match isn't over until the final point has been played, as Great Britain's Tara Moore has just illustrated.
The 26-year-old came from 6-0, 5-0 and 30-40 down to win her first-rounder against Jessika Ponchet at the ITF World Tennis Tour event at Sunderland, England, 0-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3.
"Never in doubt," she joked.
This is how close @TaraMoore92 was to getting double-bagled today VS Ponchet...Saves the MP and wins in three sets.Match point saved with a net cord winner on the line, talk about EPIC. (GIF via TF) pic.twitter.com/k7O1wIwFbB— Paps (@DatGoneIt77) April 9, 2019
The rare feat could join the ranks of storied comebacks in tennis, which lends itself to giant turnarounds because of its unique scoring system that requires players to win specific combinations of points and games.
It's a stunning achievement, especially v a higher-ranked player, but there have been similar comebacks before, even in a slam - in R1 at Roland Garros in 2004, Lisa Raymond came back from 0-6 0-5 2MPs down to beat Ľubomíra Kurhajcová SVK 0-6 7-5 6-3 (see https://t.co/azViOHGvMQ) https://t.co/TQV6xD8jSH— Steven (@GBtennis) April 9, 2019
Moore is No. 479 in the WTA rankings.