Katie Boulter breaks new ground at Wimbledon to oust 2021 finalist Pliskova

  * Boulter reaches third round for first time in 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 win * ‘My gran passed away two days ago … I dedicate this to her’Before her bounteous grass court summer began, Katie Boulter had not beaten a single top 40 player in her life. Her total record against top 50 opposition was 4-14, not where a player with such high aspirations would like to be, and in those big moments she was yet to truly fly. But still, throughout her career Boulter has always carried with her the reputation of a player who loves the grand occasions and thrives in the face of the toughest challenges. On the biggest stage of all, Centre Court, Boulter’s reputation accorded with reality in spectacular fashion as she produced the biggest win of her career to upset Karolina Pliskova, the sixth seed and last year’s finalist, reaching a grand slam third round for the first time in her career with a 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 win. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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