Brit Moore saves match point at 0-6, 0-5 down before beating Ponchet

British No 9 Tara Moore saves match point at 0-6, 0-5 down before beating third seed Jessika Ponchet

  • Moore trailed Ponchet 6-0, 5-0 and faced match point at 30-40 on Tuesday
  • But incredibly Moore, ranked 479 in the world, turned it around to win
  •  The 26-year-old said on social media that it had been ‘never in doubt’

Britain’s Tara Moore staged one of the more remarkable comebacks in tennis history to reach the second round of the International Tennis Federation World Tour event in Sunderland on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, ranked 479, trailed French third seed Jessika Ponchet 6-0, 5-0 and faced match point at 30-40.

But incredibly Moore not only pulled herself back into the match but turned it around completely to win 0-6, 7-6, 6-3. 

Britain's Tara Moore staged one of the more remarkable comebacks in tennis on Tuesday

Britain’s Tara Moore staged one of the more remarkable comebacks in tennis on Tuesday

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

The 26-year-old said on social media that it had been ‘never in doubt’. 

Moore will face either Germany’s Yana Morderger or Romania’s Elena-Teodora Cadar in the second round. 

Moore has won nine ITF singles titles and reached the second round of Wimbledon in 2016. 

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