As in a dream, the French Tan sends Boulter and goes to the 8th finals

The Frenchwoman was invited in the second week after a victory in less than an hour against the British Katie Boulter.

At Wimbledon,

The fairy tale continues for Harmony Tan at Wimbledon. The, 115th in the world, faller of Serena Williams in the first round, this Saturday outclassed the Briton Katie Boulter (118th and beneficiary of an invitation), 6-1, 6-1. “I was tired this morning. And being tired, I played very relaxed, slipped the Frenchwoman. The more matches progress, the better I feel. I think I play a good tactic against her (Katie Boulter). She’s a powerful player. I’m not. I returned his serve as best I could, and played a few slices, a few drop shots, volleys, and it all worked out today. »

Tan, who had never passed three rounds in a main circuit tournament and had never passed the 2nd round in a Grand Slam (Australia 2022 and Roland-Garros 2021), is the second Frenchwoman to join the 8th on the grass. Londoner, after Caroline Garcia the day before. Met at the exit of court number 2, her mother Lizqueen, a former journalist, who now takes care of her daughter’s career, could savor: “ Yesterday she was tired and stressed due to the injury. But today, she was so tired that she played loose. She didn’t ask any questions. She had never trained on this surface but her game is really adapted to this surface. I’m not surprised because she has a great capacity for adaptation. I’ve always trusted his way of adapting. She had never practiced on Center Court before playing and beating Serena Williams.»

For her first Major on grass, the 24-year-old Frenchwoman will face Monday against the American Coco Gauff (12th) or her compatriot Amanda Anisimova (25th) to climb into the quarters. “(If it’s Amanda Anisimova) I played against Amanda at Roland Garros three years ago, when she reached the semi-finals. I was really surprised by his game (loss 6-3, 6-1), because every ball was super heavy and everything was really difficult for me. (if it’s Coco Gauff) I don’t really know her. Maybe I’ll ask my trainer to have a tactic against her. But she is a very, very good player, finalist of Roland-Garros this year. It will be a good experience.To surprise himself again.



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