Katie Boulter claims historic win over Ekaterina Makarova in first ever 10-point final set tie break at Australian Open to reach the second-round
Katie Boulter made history at the Australian Open by winning the first ever 10-point tie break to beat Ekaterina Makarova and reach the second round.
Playing in just her second Grand Slam tournament, Boulter did not betray any sign of nerves by registering the first ‘bagel’ of the tournament.
Makarova responded by edging the second 6-4 and was 3-1 up in an epic final set but it was Boulter and her powerful forehand which won the day.
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Katie Boulter lets out a roar after claiming a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 win over Ekaterina Makarova
Boulter pumps her fist as she cleans up 6-0 in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova
The British No 2 was in control before being pegged back 6-4 in the second by Makarova
Boulter displayed nerves of steel and had a powerful weapon in her vicious forehand