Katie Boulter had no complaints after being shunted on to No. 2 Court for her loss to Harmony Tan in the third round of Wimbledon.
Boulter stunned the No. 6 seed Karolina Pliskova in the second round, winning the match in front of a rocking Centre Court.
There was expectation that she would be on the show court once again, but Wimbledon officials elected to put her on an outside court.
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Boulter was blown away 6-1 6-1 in 51 minutes, and said defeat was down to being emotionally drained rather than not playing in front of a big crowd.
“You’re supposed to put the best matches out there on Centre Court and on Court One,” Boulter said. “We’ve got Iga (Swiatek) who is out there on and I don’t know how many match winning streak. I would never expect to be put ahead of players like that.”
Reflecting on her loss to Tan - the victor over Serena Williams in the first round - Boulter said: “I think I’m just a little bit emotionally drained, if I’m honest. It’s been a long few weeks. I’m not going to even talk about this week. I think this week was the cherry on top.
“I’ve been working so hard for a long period of time, getting through an injury to start with is a huge, huge struggle. I made it through, and I’m here and played some amazing tennis week in, week out. I’ve played a lot of matches. I sort of went from zero to a hundred quite quickly.
“This week has probably been the tipping point. I’ve played some great matches. It’s also been very emotional. I think today was one step too far for me.”
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