Australia’s Astra Sharma has come back well after her amazing “stolen game” incident in Bogota.
Sharma, Australia’s world no. 165 faced USA’s world no. 82 Madison Brengle at the Charleston WTA 250 clay court event.
In a second round match Brengle, Sharma has recovered from 1-4 down in the third set to win the match.
She held match point at 6-5, 40-15 before serving a double fault. In the next point Sharma held her nerve and hit some big shots to claim the match, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to move into the Quarterfinals.
Brengle had come back from a set and 1-4 down in the second set to take that 6-4 and see the match into a deciding third set.
Sharma said she was glad she changed her tactics in the third set. Going into the net more often was key to her win.
Brengle was serving at a higher percentage with 78% of first serves going into play, Sharma served at 66%.
Sharma hit 33 winners to 17 and had 44 unforced errors to 32 by Brengle.
There were a lot of breaks of serve. Sharma converting 6 from 21 break points with Brengle having five from eight.