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Women's Tennis Boulter overcomes Stosur to reach quarters

BRITISH No 4 Katie Boulter claimed one of the best victories of her career today against former US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach her first WTA Tour quarter-final in Nottingham.

The 21-year-old, ranked 156, has made significant strides in 2018 and powered to a 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 victory over Australian Stosur, the winner at Flushing Meadows in 2011.

Boulter will next face either top seed Ashleigh Barty or Duan Yingying of China.

Johanna Konta won the all-British battle against Heather Watson.

The windy conditions made life difficult for both players but ultimately it was the extra power of Konta, who reached the final here 12 months ago, that made the difference in a 6-4 7-6 (7/5) victory.

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