By Laurie Whitwell for the Daily Mail
Published: 19:56 BST, 8 July 2019 | Updated: 19:56 BST, 8 July 2019
They thought it was all over on Court 2, the wait for an historic Wimbledon finish.
As Karolina Muchova and Karolina Pliskova met each other stroke for stroke a first 12-12 tie-break at the All England Club seemed certain.
Then, at the 11th hour we might say, Muchova found fortune in a net cord and her marathon match with third-seed Pliskova drew to a sudden close.
Karolina Muchova beat Karolina Pliskova 4-6, 7-5, 13-11 at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon
Serving at 12-11 down in the last set Pliskova blinked, slipping 0-40 behind on Court 2
Muchova celebrates reaching the quarter-finals at SW19 after defeating Pliskova
The Czech pair had duelled for three hours and 19 minutes, but serving at 12-11 down in the last set Pliskova