Harmony Tan, 115th in the world and winner of Serena Williams in the first round, qualified for the knockout stages of Wimbledon on Saturday by clearly dominating Briton Katie Boulter (118th and recipient of an invitation, 6-1, 6-1.
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For her first Major on grass, the 24-year-old Frenchwoman will try Monday against the American Coco Gauff (12th) or her compatriot Amanda Anisimova (25th) to climb into the quarters.
After a very physically and mentally demanding match to beat on the Center Court in the first round Serena Williams, who won 7 of her 23 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, Tan had easily dominated the Spaniard Sara Sorribes in the second (6-3 , 6-4) and even more easily Boulter who lost on a double fault.
Tan, who had never passed three rounds in a main circuit tournament and had never passed the 2nd round in a Grand Slam (Australia 2022 and Roland-Garros 2021), is the second Frenchwoman to join the 8th on the grass. Londoner, after Caroline Garcia the day before.
Alizé Cornet will try his luck on Saturday against the world No.1 and tournament favorite Iga Swiatek.
Among the men, Richard Gasquet will face the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp (25th) to also try to win a ticket for the 8th.