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Great Escapes 2021: Winning from match point down

Maria Sakkari saved six match points against Jessica Pegula in the fourth round of Miami, five at 4-5 in the decider and one in the tiebreak, to win 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(6). Sakkari struck clean winners on five of those.

During 2021, 58 WTA main draw matches were won from at least one match point down. The joint record was winning from six match points down (Maria Sakkari, Miami; Jil Teichmann, Madrid; Elise Mertens, US Open). Four players won a tournament after facing match point (Naomi Osaka, Australian Open; Ashleigh Barty, Miami; Iga Swiatek, Rome; Barbora Krejcikova, Roland Garros).

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