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Boulter claims historic win

Boulter claims historic win over Makarova in first ever 10-point final set tie break… but thought she had WON at 7-4 up!

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Katie Boulter made history at the Australian Open when she featured in its first ever elongated deciding tie break, but appeared unaware of the new rule in a dramatic end to her first-round match. There was a happy ending for the British No 2, who finished a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 winner over the experienced Ekaterina Makarova when she clinched the tie break 10-6. But that was not before she had falsely celebrated upon reaching 7-4, apparently so absorbed in the moment that she forgot that deciding tie breaks are now played first to 10 at this event.


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