Sybille Bammer, the 28-year-old mom whose every movement we’ve been chronicling, is now, at least in our mind, the greatest story in what is an otherwise very disappointing U.S. Open for women’s tennis. For the first time in her career, the women’s No. 29 player will make it to a Grand Slam quarterfinals after she beat Marion Bartoli this afternoon in a 7-6, 0-6, 6-4 match.
The match took an astonishingly long 3 hours and 3 minutes to complete, which will no doubt take a toll on the 28-year old Austrian’s body as she gets ready for Jelena Jankovic in the quarters. So far, though, problem.