Protester shock for Boulter | Sunday Observer

Protester shock for Boulter

9 July, 2023
Katie Boulter
Katie Boulter

British number one Katie Boulter says it was a “shock to the system” to see a protestor run on to court during her win in the Wimbledon first round.

Boulter was trailing 4-2 to Australia’s Daria Saville in a first-set tie-break when the man came on to court 18.

When the pair returned, Boulter took five straight points in the breaker and went on to win 7-6 (7-4) 6-2.

Fellow Britons Jodie Burrage, Arthur Fery, Heather Watson, George Loffhagen and Sonay Kartal all lost on Wednesday.

Boulter, who won a maiden WTA title at Nottingham last month, started with a confident victory against 231st-ranked Saville, who is continuing her comeback from a serious knee injury.

(BBC sport)