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10 of the best wins from match point down in 2022: No 10: Dart beats Giorgi, Nottingham, second round

In No 10 of our 10-part series on the best wins from match point down in 2022, we examine Harriet Dart’s victory over Camila Giorgi in Nottingham

Harriet Dart AI / Reuters / Panoramic

In 2022, a total of 140 matches on the ATP/WTA Tours were won from match point down; 81 on the men’s side and 59 on the women’s side. Two men – Jannik Sinner and Dominic Thiem – did it four times while two women – Petra Kvitova and Jessica Pegula managed it on a Tour-topping three occasions.

Tennis Majors has picked out 10 of the best of those 140 matches, where one player escaped from the jaws of defeat to claim an unlikely victory.

No 10: Nottingham, second round: Harriet Dart beats Camila Giorgi 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Dart feeds off home crowd for thrilling win

Ranked 114, few people gave Briton Harriet Dart much chance when she faced Camila Giorgi on the grass in Eastbourne.

And when she was 0-40 down on serve at 5-4 down in the third set, she was staring defeat in the face.

But with the home crowd giving her every encouragement, Dart saved all three and then held up brilliantly in the deciding tiebreak, winning it 7-3 to reach her first WTA Tour quarter-final.

“I can’t quite believe it, especially saving those match points,” she said.

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