Serena Williams staged a dramatic comeback in the second round of the 2018 French Open on Thursday as she recovered from going a set down to beat No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty.
The American, who is competing in her first Grand Slam since returning from maternity leave, looked to be heading for an early exit after Barty took the first set 6-3 with a single break.
However, Williams came roaring back to level the match, and then maintained her intensity to take the third set 6-4 and move into the third round.
Barty looked the stronger player from the start and earned her first break points of the match at 3-2.
Serena Williams vs Ashleigh Barty – Round 2 Highlights I Roland-Garros 2018. Watch the highlights of the match between Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty. Serena Williams won in three sets 3/6 6/3 6/4 .