When Paula Badosa took the court Thursday for her Miami Open match with Laura Siegemund, the temperature was just under 80 degrees °F. By the time the third set rolled around, it may as well have been triple digits.
After winning the opening set, 7-6 (2), Badosa was forced to wait nearly 11 minutes when the German left the court. Though she laughed it off, things turned more serious as Siegemund hit back by grabbing set two, 6-4.
Up 2-0 to start the decider, Badosa was pushed by her opponent in the longest game of the clash. Every time she held game point, Siegemund seemingly clawed back. Here’s what went down the rest of the way: