Young British hopeful Heather Watson was able to come back from the brink of defeat as she made her way to the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with an inspired fight back.
The 19-year-old found herself 5-0 in the third set to Sorana Cirstea but managed to save two match points as she put together a string of winners to force a tie-break.
Watson had the momentum on her side and was able to clinch victory from the jaws of defeat as she wound up winning 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) against the world number 48.
The British number four will look to continue her fine form but is in for yet another tough set as she takes on 27th seed Lucie Safarova in the second round.
In the first set Watson managed to secure the one vital break of serve but struggled in the second, before seemingly falling apart in the third set as she looked destined to lose at the first hurdle.
However, she held her nerve in the tie-break to secure one of the biggest wins of her fledgling career.
It was not such good news for British number one Elena Baltacha who was knocked out in the first round by China's Shuai Zhang in an epic two hour and 44 minute battle.
Zhang will now meet Serena Williams after getting past the Brit, eventually sealing a 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-2 win.