WWE’s Undertaker would be proud of Tara Moore’s story-line as she came back from the virtual dead in a tennis match at the ITF World Tour circuit to defeat the third seed Jessika Ponchet.
Moore looked to be headed out of the competition when she fell 0-6, 0-5 down and was 30-40 down in the 12th game of the match against Ponchet. And then, the unthinkable happened. She came back and won the second set in a tie-breaker and then took the final set 6-3 to complete a comeback of epic proportions.
The 26-year-old British player, who is currently ranked 490th in the world, then returned to call the result ‘never in doubt’ in obvious jest to a tweet put out by a fan.
Lololol 🙂🙃🙂🙃 never in doubt #dontcallitacomeback
— Tara Moore (@TaraMoore92) April 9, 2019
The former 145th-ranked player, Moore is a regular on the ITF circuit, having won nine singles titles there. Her only Grand Slam main draw appearance came in 2016 when she made the second round, while she has made it to the final of one WTA doubles competition with Conny Perrin.
Incidentally, what makes this an even more spectacular effort is this was only Moore’s second main draw win of the year on the ITF Circuit, having struggled to make it to the main draw of some of the events and losses in the first round of others.
She will now take on Yana Morderger of Germany or Elena-Teodora Cadar of Romania in the second round of this event that is being played in Sunderland.