Having lost the first set, Michelle Larcher de Brito was 1-4 down in the second, then found a way to force a tiebreak, which she won. She and opponent Ekaterina Makarova exchanged a few breaks in the third, and Larcher de Brito was down 0-30 when she served for the match, but she was able to win, despite double-faulting twelve times, and being broken eight times (Makarova was broken seven times).
Larcher de Brito, who entered the tour rankings last fall at 364, became the youngest player to win a main-draw match since the age-eligibilty rule was put into place in 1995. She defeated Meghann Shaughnessy in the first round in Miami. Shaughnessy, incidentally, is out again in the first round--this time defeated by Vania King.
Larcher de Brito will play Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round.
Larcher de Brito def. Makarova, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3