Katie Boulter secures historic win over Jessica Pegula at United Cup in Perth

Posted : 31 December 2023

Great Britain's Katie Boulter achieved a remarkable upset at the United Cup in Perth by defeating American world number five Jessica Pegula, marking the most significant win of her career. Despite being ranked 51 places below Pegula, Boulter made a stunning comeback from a set and double break down to secure a 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory, giving Great Britain the lead in the tie.

 

United Cup: Katie Boulter fights back to beat Jessica Pegula

 

The 27-year-old's triumph marked her first-ever victory over a top-five opponent, showcasing her resilience and determination on the court. The unexpected turn of events set the stage for a thrilling deciding doubles match, where Boulter would once again face Pegula, this time partnering with Neal Skupski.

 

In the second singles match, Team GB's Cameron Norrie faced Taylor Fritz in a closely contested battle. Despite Norrie's efforts to level the match, Fritz secured a tight tie-break to win the first set. The American then clinched a crucial break of serve in the ninth game of the second set, leading to a deciding mixed doubles match.

 

Boulter outlasts Pegula in United Cup comeback

 

The outcome of the mixed doubles will determine Great Britain's qualification for the quarter-finals of the tournament. Boulter and Pegula are set to face off again, creating an exciting finale to this best-of-three tie at the United Cup.

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