WTA: Katie Boulter Is Now The Winner. Defeats Jodie Burrage

Katie Boulter

In the Rothesay Nottingham Open final, Katie Boulter defeated fellow Brit Jodie Burrage to claim her first WTA Tour title.

In the first all-British final at this level since 1977, Boulter, who is from Leicester and considers this tournament to be her home tournament, defeated Burrage 6-3 6-3.

She had only made it to the quarterfinals before, but now she is the second British winner here, surpassing Johanna Konta to become British No. 1 and climbing the rankings to within the top 80.

Boulter stated after the win,

“I dreamt of this moment, to win this tournament, as a little girl when I was four years old”

“Having come here as a fan and now as a player and somehow found a way to win it means more than everything to me. I’ve played so many British players, we appreciate an all-British final and what an incredible achievement it is.”

Meanwhile, Andy Murray also completed a British double by winning the men’s Challenger Tour event.

Even though she lost, it was also a big week for Burrage because she reached her first final. With three Brits in the last four, it was a strong response to the criticism that British women didn’t play in the singles at the French Open last month.

Boulter And Burrage Are In The First Ever All-british Final

Since Virginia Wade and Sue Barker were at the top of the women’s game in the 1970s, this is their best performance in a tournament.

Boulter has always valued the opportunity to play in front of her parents and grandparents at Nottingham. She made it clear from the start that this would be her moment by taking an early break to jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first set.

After sustaining a recent injury, Burrage stated that she was physically “hanging by a thread” and that she struggled to match her compatriot throughout her lengthy matches this week.

Boulter broke once more, but she missed her first chance to serve out the set. Instead, she broke Burrage three times to win the first set.

Her grip on the match was strengthened by another early break in the second set, and she won the match and her first title on her second championship point.

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