UNITED KINGDOM: Andy Murray clinched his second consecutive grasscourt championship at the Nottingham Open, triumphing over Arthur Cazaux. In the women’s category, Katie Boulter emerged as the victor, enhancing her preparations for Wimbledon. Murray sealed his victory with three converted break points, securing a 6-4, 6-4 win.
The 36-year-old Murray, renowned for his golfing prowess, maintained an impeccable record, winning all five of his matches in the tournament and extending his grasscourt winning streak to 10. Expressing his satisfaction with his experience in Surbiton and commending the grounds crew, he eagerly anticipates his next challenge at Queen’s, buoyed by his strong performance and progress. Murray’s enthusiasm knows no bounds.
Having undergone hip resurfacing surgery, Murray chose to skip the French Open to focus on the grasscourt season, a decision that has proven fruitful in revitalizing his career. His upcoming competition will be at the Queen’s Club Championships, set to commence on Monday.
Meanwhile, Boulter secured her 26th title and cemented her position as the top-ranked British player by triumphing in the first all-British WTA final since 1977. Reflecting on her childhood dream of winning the tournament, Boulter emphasized the significance of being both a fan and a player, having faced numerous British opponents throughout her career.
The achievement of an all-British final is truly remarkable, with the last occurrence taking place in February 1977 when Sue Barker and Virginia Wade competed in a WTA Tour final in San Francisco.
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