It was tough for Caroline Wozniacki in the second round of the Australian Open, but she managed it in the end … barely.
Playing against Jana Fett, the world number 119, Wozniacki was forced to sweat out two match balls after finding herself 1-5 down in the third set to the Croatian.
The Dane survived and then mounted an epic comeback, reeling off six games in a row to win 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 and a place in the third round.
“I don’t know how I did it. I’m just relieved to be through. I battled for every point and never gave up. I was rewarded for that today,” Wozniacki told Eurosport.
Wozniacki will face either Kiki Bertens (the Netherlands) or Nicole Gibbs (USA) in the third round.
With a number of top seeds unable to play in the Australian Open, the second-seeded Dane has an outstanding chance to win her first Grand Slam.