Donna Vekic burst into tears on Saturday after a breathtaking comeback win against Kaia Kanepi, the giant killer of the Australian Open

The Croatian 28 Seed fought his way back from defeat and prevailed against a match point before taking an exceptional 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena in two hours and 36 minutes

The Croatian was visibly emotional after the game when the enormous amount of her comeback victory set in

Vekic had never made it through to the fourth round of the Australian Open before this tournament, but Saturday’s performance will undoubtedly spur her

The 28 Saat seemed to have gotten completely out of hand when she lost a match point in the second set

Vekic staggered 11 of the last 13 points to take the second set in a tiebreaker, and she rode that momentum into the crucial set

Kanepi had already amazed the tennis world after knocking out defending champion Sofia Kenin in the second round

However, there should be no repeat of these exploits from Estonia as Vekic finished the decisive set 6-4 to secure a spot in the fourth round

The Croatian woman was overwhelmed by emotions and put her hands in front of her face in disbelief

What a GAME! In two and a half hours, Donna Vekic reached the 4th place for the FIRST time in 9️⃣ performances Round of the Australian Open👏WATCH: @ 9Gem STREAM: https: // tco / KoND8WSA8H # 9WWOS # AO2021 #AusOpen picTwittercom / a8apybGCem

Donna Vekic was very emotional in the interview in court and very relieved to get throughSaved match point in the second sentence BildTwittercom / LwaJBjFbnT

Deep down, @DonnaVekic is happy she’s just too emotional (and tired) to realize Vekic d Kanepi 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to make it to the round of 16 faces Jen Brady next pictureTwittercom / igc8Go4gLF

What a HUGE win for Vekic in a very competitive game.She is regaining most of the confidence she had lost in the last half year or so Great shotmaking from the baseline.She overcame moments of pressure by being brave and trusted himself 🥰

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Vekic then had to wipe the tears from her eyes before answering if she was satisfied with her game

“She saved match points and played amazingly throughout the match. I had to fight to the end, but I’m just so happy to be through”

Vekic will face Jennifer Brady in the fourth round after the American defeated Kaja Juvan 6: 1 and 6: 3 in the third round on Saturday

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