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Sport British qualifier Dart through in Melbourne

17:10  21 january  2020
17:10  21 january  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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a person holding a baseball bat: Harriet Dart came through a dramatic tussle at the Australian Open © Getty Harriet Dart came through a dramatic tussle at the Australian Open

Qualifier Harriet Dart ensured there was some British joy at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a stunning 2-6 6-4 7-6 (10-6) victory against Misaki Doi.

Twelve months ago she failed to win a game against Maria Sharapova, and she must have been having flashbacks as she went from 2-0 up to 6-2 2-0 down against Doi.

But this time she stopped the rot, fighting back to win the second set. A topsy-turvy decider saw Dart lead by a break three times, and she seemed poised to clinch it when she led 6-5 40-15 only to miss forehands on both match points.

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Her chance looked to have gone when Doi opened up a 5-1 lead in the deciding first-to-10-points tie-break but Dart won nine of the next 10 points to book a second-round date with Wimbledon champion Simona Halep.

"I'm just really proud of the way I was able to keep composed and was able to get over the line in the end," Dart said.

"It was definitely tricky, at 6-5 obviously having the match points, I just really had to keep it together. Keep her working hard and give it your best and, if that's not good enough, then that's her day."

Harriet Dart wearing a red shirt: Dart won nine of the last 10 points in the deciding first-to-10-points tie-break © Getty Dart won nine of the last 10 points in the deciding first-to-10-points tie-break On facing Halep, who reached the final in Melbourne two years ago, Dart added: "She's a great champion and it's a great opportunity for me to see where my level's at."

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Cameron Norrie joined fellow Brits Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter to exit the tournament, going down 7-5 3-6 3-6 7-5 6-4 to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Misaki Doi was in command during the third-set tiebreak before Dart took over © Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Misaki Doi was in command during the third-set tiebreak before Dart took over

Norrie, who also lost in the first round on his debut last year, looked in the ascendancy at two sets to one up and with Herbert feeling his right thigh.

But he played a poor game to drop serve at 5-5 in the fourth set and it was Herbert who claimed the win after three hours and 42 minutes.

Dart joins Dan Evans as the second British singles player to reach the second round in Melbourne with 30th seed Evans up against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka on Wednesday.

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