Indian Wells: Playing for the first time since their epic three hour, 16 minute match at the US Open, Nadia Petrova outlasted Samantha Stosur in another three-set marathon at the Indian Wells tennis on Sunday.
This time Petrova won on the third match point but she needed two hours, 46 minutes to defeat sixth seeded Stosur of Australia 6-1, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/5) in the third round of the hardcourt tournament.
"After that loss in New York it's been hard," Petrova said. "I was very pumped coming out today. I wanted to turn everything around. I wanted to win and walk off the court with a W."