Tianjin Open: Katie Boulter into last eight after three-set win


Boulter is aiming to break into the world’s top 100 for the first time

Britain’s Katie Boulter needed three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open in China as she overcame Barbora Krejcikova 6-3 1-6 6-3.

World number 101 Boulter claimed the first set in just over half an hour.

However, world 227 Krejcikova, of the Czech Republic, broke Boulter three times in a row on the way to levelling.

Boulter went 5-3 up in the third set before serving out for the win and will next play another Czech, the world number six Karolina Pliskova.

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