14 - 18 July 2020

Progress Tour Women’s Championships

National Tennis Centre

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Great Expectations – How Boulter is managing her expectations, and how being around top Brits is helping Bissett

  • 15/07/2020

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After a commanding performance in her second group stage match, Katie Boulter admitted that it will be interesting to see just how everyone else comes back, as the main tours edge ever closer to a restart.

Boulter said: “It's definitely a leveller. Everyone is in the same boat. It's going to be interesting to see what people look like when everyone comes back on tour and what kind of shape they're all in, and did they put the work in. That part of it is going to be very interesting. I think everyone will definitely be appreciative to be back out there and just playing tennis and back in a competitive environment.”

Meanwhile down in Division One, despite being hit with injury withdrawals, none of that has deterred 17-year-old Amelia Bissett. She has rocked through her group stages, for the loss of just three games so far, topping Group Annabel Croft.

She has not seemed fazed at all despite being the youngest person in the draw. For her, it is all about the experience of being with top British players.

She said: “Having the top players around and seeing their level, just watching them and getting as much information from them as possible, I feel like I'm gaining a lot of experience. Just being around them and seeing them on court - it helps me a lot.”

Joining Boulter and Jodie Burrage in the semi-finals is tournament co-organiser Alicia Barnett who battled past Maia Lumsden and with two wins, in a depleted Group Elena Baltacha, Lumsden’s second loss sees her eliminated.

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