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Vickery stuns tennis world with comeback win over Wimbledon Champion

Seemingly down and out trailing 3-0 in the second set, Sachia Vickery raised her game, brought the Indian Wells centre court crowd alive and eventually wore down an increasingly frustrated Muguruza. Photo: SuperSport
The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza Blanco crumpled in the third set as 100th-ranked Sachia Vickery clinched the biggest win of her young career. Photo: tennis.com
The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza Blanco crumpled in the third set as 100th-ranked Sachia Vickery clinched the biggest win of her young career. Photo: tennis.com
CALIFORNIA, USA – American tennis player of Guyanese parentage, Sachia Vickery completed an astonishing comeback to stun third seed Garbine Muguruza Blanco 2-6 7-5 6-1 in a second-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday March 9, 2018.

Seemingly down and out trailing 3-0 in the second set, Vickery raised her game, brought the Indian Wells centre court crowd alive and eventually wore down an increasingly frustrated Muguruza, the reigning Wimbledon champion, according to SuperSport.

The Spaniard crumpled in the third set as 100th-ranked Vickery clinched the biggest win of her young career.

“I’ve just worked so hard for so many years and I’ve always been so close but just could never really get over that hump,” 22-year-old Vickery said in an on-court interview.

“This is just the most amazing night of my life and I couldn’t be happier.

“Honestly I couldn’t believe it. I just tried to fight every point and just hang in there. The crowd was amazing and got behind me.”

Muguruza hadn't lose to a player ranked this low since falling to No. 124-ranked Jana Cepelova at Wimbledon in 2016. 

"I just think that when players with not a lot of experience play against top players, they are very motivated," the former world No.1 said. "They kind of elevate always their game. I think today was a little bit the case. She was getting a little bit more excited, and the key points went her way."

4 Responses to “Vickery stuns tennis world with comeback win over Wimbledon Champion”

  • GT massive (10/03/2018, 10:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    YES SAH! great job Sachia. Congrats.
  • NezRez (10/03/2018, 11:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations, you made a GREAT comeback and WON!
  • 911 (10/03/2018, 12:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    you go girl
  • Look at that face (10/03/2018, 13:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    when you are beaten and when you are victorious. Next headline gonna be either she is taking steroids or she is a man etc but you go out there and do your thing and make the Caribbean proud and yes strive to be at the top strive for no 1 too.


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