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8 - 16 June 2019

Nature Valley Open

Nottingham Tennis Centre

Nature Valley Open – 8 - 16 June 2019

Nature Valley Open: Boulter and Taylor receive Nottingham wild cards

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  • 07/06/2018

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Two of Britain's brightest young prospects, Katie Boulter and Gabriella Taylor, have been awarded wild cards for the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham, which gets underway this weekend.

East Midlands tennis star Boulter made her Fed Cup debut in February where she won two matches alongside double partner Anna Smith, to help Great Britain reach the World Group II play-off. It is the first appearance for both players in the first round at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, although Boulter just missed out in qualifying in 2016.

Boulter said: “I am excited to be playing in the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham and be on court so close to home. I’m sure it will be a fantastic tournament to play – the calibre of players on the entry list is exciting and I am looking forward to seeing how far I can push myself in the coming days.” 

Taylor, 20, secured one of the biggest wins of her career over British No.2 Heather Watson in the first round of the Fuzion 100 Surbiton Trophy this week before going on to beat Fanny Stollar and set up a quarter-final appearance against Conny Perrin.

“It’s brilliant to be part of the Nature Valley Open with such a strong field of players. I can’t wait to get started and play in front of the big crowds and it’s great to be part of a strong British contingent at the tournament.” said Taylor.

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Women’s Tournament Director, Rebecca James, said: “It is fantastic to have these two bright young British prospects at the Nature Valley Open. The Nottingham crowd really get behind all the players - and in particular the British players - and I have no doubt that Katie and Gabriella will receive fantastic support.” 

The WTA International tournament runs alongside an ATP Challenger event, June 9 - 17. Qualifying takes place this weekend, with main draw action kickstarting on Monday, June 11. 

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