World number two Simona Halep clawed her way into the Australian Open third round after fighting back from the brink against Ajla Tomljanovic.
The Romanian, a finalist in 2018, trailed 5-2 in the deciding set before beating the Australian 4-6 6-4 7-5.
A nervy Tomljanovic failed to serve out the match at 5-3 and Halep showed her experience to secure a remarkable win.
“In the end I think mentally I was a little bit stronger, had the desire to win the match,” she said.
In front of a rowdy Margaret Court Arena, Halep cut a frustrated figure, frequently yelling and gesturing at her coach, Darren Cahill.
However, when Tomljanovic faltered at the key moment, the two-time Grand Slam champion forced her way through her opponent’s defences and shook her fists in celebration at the end.
“I am really happy I can smile now,” Halep said in her on-court interview.
“I was not that positive when I was talking to myself, I…
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