After defeating Poland’s Magdalena Frech in a straight-set match hindered by rain, defending champion Katie Boulter advanced to the Nottingham Open semi-finals. In a span of 83 minutes, the British player prevailed 6-2, 6-4 in the centre court match.

Highlights of the game 

Before the rain started to fall in the opening set, Boulter came within one point of breaking the serve twice. After the break, the top-ranked British player came back to the court and won the following two games to take the opening set. 

Fifth seed Frech jumped out to a two-game lead in the second set by taking advantage of Boulter being distracted. However, Boulter recovered and won four straight games to seize control of the second set and ultimately serve out the match.

With her win, Boulter admitted: “I’m slowly building momentum and really glad to get through today… It’s absolutely awesome to see a lot of Brits doing well. We are in a really good place.”

Boulter will go against the winner of the all-British quarter-final between Fran Jones and Emma Raducanu, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

In other news, former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu defeated four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) In three sets in the Libema Open quarter-finals, 

 

Source: BBC

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