Australian Casey Dellacqua saved a match point to record a come-from-behind victory to move through to the second round of Wimbledon.
In the last match scheduled on Court 9, Dellacqua faced Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
After coming through three tough matches in qualifying, including a 3 set victory over Dellacqua’s normal doubles partner Ash Barty, Kontaveit swung freely from the back of the court, hitting winners off both sides to take the first set 6-3.
Kontaveit’s strong form continued in the second set, with her aggression not allowing the Australian to generate any momentum.
Serving at 5-4, Dellacqua was one point away from being bundled out of the Championships in straight sets, however she played a brave point to not only starve off match point, but ultimately level the set at 5 games all.
Digging deep, Dellacqua took the second set in a tiebreak and went up an early break of serve in the third and deciding set.
While Kontaveit continued to hit winners at will, Dellacqua was able to find a way to take the set 6-3 and book a spot in the second round.
Dellacqua’s win comes off the back of an outstanding 2014, which has included a career high ranking rise to #36 in the world, and a run to the Birmingham semi finals earlier this month.
Facing the winner of the still-to-be completed match between fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska and Andreea Mitu, Dellacqua will play her next match on Wednesday.