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Katie Boulter continues Tianjin Open run by beating Barbora Krejcikova and will face No1 seed Karolina Pliskova

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 11/10/2018 Matthew Smith For Mailonline

Britain's Katie Boulter has battled past Barbora Krejcikova to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open.

The 22-year-old, who upset eighth-seed Maria Sakkari in the previous round, raced ahead to claim the first set after just over half an hour on court.

The second set was much less straightforward, however, and Boulter lost three service games in a row as her opponent levelled the match.

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a woman hitting a ball with a racket: Katie Boulter battled past Barbora Krejcikova to reach the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Katie Boulter battled past Barbora Krejcikova to reach the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open

The pair went on to exchange breaks at the start of the third, and the set remained on even terms until the Briton edged ahead at 5-3 and served out the match to win 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Boulter, who is the world No 101, will now face the No 1 seed and world No 6 Karolina Pliskova in the last eight.

Pliskova, a former world No 1 and grand slam finalist at the 2016 US Open, defeated Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-2 to advance.

a woman hitting a ball with a racket: Boulter  will now face world No 6 Karolina Pliskova following her win  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Boulter  will now face world No 6 Karolina Pliskova following her win 
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