2009 US Open: Flavia Pennetta saves six match points to stop Zvonareva
Flavia Pennetta saved six match points and advanced to the quarter-final of the US Open with a 3-6 7-6 6-0 victory over Vera Zvonareva.
Pennetta was on the ropes for much of the 81-minute second set before winning the tiebreaker 8-6.
Zvonareva unravelled in the final set, falling in 33 minutes to lose for the second time to Pennetta in three career meetings.
Pennetta will next face Serena Williams.
“Serena is one of the best players in the world,” Pennetta said. “She’s unbelievable. I’ll have to play my best tennis to beat her.”