Sam Stosur pulled off a miraculous comeback to advance past South African Chanelle Scheepers in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday night.
Stosur found herself down 5-2 in the second set after losing the first 6-2 then won ten straight games to take the second set then go ahead 5-0 in the third.
Scheepers fought back by taking the next two games but Stosur wasted no more time in finishing off the World No.42.
It has been a rough 2012 for Stosur, who has experienced some pretty awful form in the year’s early months, but a win in the Last 16 against Serena Williams will undoubtedly do wonders to her confidence.
Stosur, who will turn 28 in the coming days, last played against Williams when she defeated her American opponent at the US Open Grand Slam final in September last year.
Bernard Tomic, the nation’s best male tennis player, didn’t have as much luck. He lost his second round matchup against World No.5 David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-4 6-4.
The loss came amongst some controversy after Tomic requested that his father, also his coach, be removed from the stadium because he was too much of a distraction. `
The 19-year-old said afterwards that he had merely asked his father to restring some racquets and would contest any fines issued by the ATP.