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Katie Boulter in tears as she dedicates stunning Wimbledon win over 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova to grandmother, who passed away two days before match

Katie Boulter was in tears after her stunning win over Karolina Pliskova, dedicating the triumph at Wimbledon to her grandmother, who passed away two days ago.

The British No.3 claimed the biggest win of her career as she fought back from a set down against the 2021 runner-up to win 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.

Boulter played a near perfect match against the sixth seed


And she was in tears after her incredible win


She was unable to fight back the tears as Boulter revealed the match was played amid an exceptionally difficult time for her and her family.

“Oh my god I have absolutely no words right now. I am literally shaking. The crowd was unbelievable so thank you for getting me through that,” Boulter said.

“I’m probably going to getting emotional. My gran passed away two days ago so I’d like to dedicate that to her today.

“It’s a dream come true for me, hopefully I can have many more matches here, and if I can have you behind me for those I can probably go a long way.”

There was more success for British stars on Thursday as Heather Watson, who cut an emotional figure after her first round win, sealed her place in the third round.

Watson got the better of China’s Wang Qiang 7-5 6-4, the match being finished off after it got under way on Wednesday night.