British Tara Moore had one of the most notable comebacks in tennis history and saved a match point at 0-6, 0-5 and then defeated before joking that it was “never in doubt”.
Britain’s Tara Moore broke one of the most notable comebacks in tennis history and saved a matchpoint at 0-6 and 0-5. The victory over the joke was “never in the game” Doubt”.
To avoid a “double bagel” humiliation against French third-party Jessika Ponchet, Moore dropped back by 30-40 in the opening round of the ITF World Tennis Tour on Sunday in Sunderland.
But the luck of the 479th player began to change as her overhead punch cut the net and jumped onto the line.
The 26-year-old Moore moved back into the match to win the second tie-break and beat her with 0-6, 7-6 (9/7) and a 6-3 win over nearly 300 players.
After the result, Moore tweeted that the result was “never in doubt” in response to a video clip from her lucky net-cord-winner.
“Many thanks to all for the kind messages the support has overpowered,” she said in another tweet.
“I hope I can inspire all boys and girls (and adults) to never give up and continue fighting #neverindoubt.” Hong Kong-born Moore, who reached the second round at Wimbledon in 2016, was to play the German Yana Morderger in the second round of the $ 25,000 tournament on Thursday.