Tan proved that her thrilling win over seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in the opening round was no fluke and she has now won three straight tour-level matches for the first time in her career.
France’s Harmony Tan continued her stellar Wimbledon debut on Saturday to book her maiden fourth-round place at a Grand Slam, beating Britain’s Katie Boulter 6-1 6-1 in just 51 minutes.
With a thrilling win over seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in the opening round, the 24-year-old Tan proved she had won three straight tour-level matches for the first time in her career.
“No I don’t believe it yet – if I get some sleep, I’ll believe it tomorrow, but it’s amazing,” Tan said in court.
“I think I like grass, I never play on this court but I like to slice and volley and play everything with my game so I’m really happy.
“It was really emotional for the first round against Serena and after playing match by match and it was really good tennis today.”
Despite partisan support from the home crowd on court two, Boulter failed to put up any resistance against Tan’s versatility and excellent court coverage and the world number 118 was not helped by committing 21 unforced errors.
After breaking Boulter’s serve twice, Tan hit three aces in his fourth service game to bag the opening set in 27 minutes.
The 115th-ranked Frenchwoman grabbed another early break in the second set, pulling off a “tweener” trick shot to break Boulter again and a third break sealed the one-sided contest.
The big-smiling tan Boulter didn’t allow her own delivery a glance, opening up the court and hitting 16 winners against just five unforced errors to perfection.
She will next meet Coco Gough or Amanda Anisimova, one of two Americans for a place in the quarter-finals.
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