Britain's Boulter through to Tianjin Open second round

  • Posted: Oct 09, 2018

Britain’s Katie Boulter created an upset in the first round of the Tianjin Open in China by beating Maria Sakkari 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

There were four successive breaks of serve before Boulter, ranked 101 in the world, won a first-set tie-break.

The 22-year-old then went 3-0 up against Greek world number 42 Sakkari before seeing out victory in one hour 47 minutes.

Boulter will face Czech player Barbora Krejcikova in the last 16.

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