Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Boulter beats Dart in marathon Nottingham match

Written by 
Published in Tennis
Monday, 10 June 2024 13:09

Defending champion Katie Boulter edged out Harriet Dart in a marathon all-British tie to reach the second round of the Nottingham Open.

Opening her grass-court season, third seed Boulter won 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-5 in a contest lasting three hours and 13 minutes.

But the enthralling match was tainted as a frustrated Dart repeatedly argued with the chair umpire over what she believed to be incorrect line calls.

Their dispute reached its height during a change of ends in the second set, after a ball from Boulter was called out but overruled by umpire Kelly Rask.

In response, Dart offered a 50,000 bet that the ball in question was out.

"The ball is so far out, this is embarrassing. You're embarrassing yourself. You should be embarrassed," the 27-year-old told Rask.

After asking to speak to the tournament referee, Dart then accused Rask of "threatening" her with a code violation.

Speaking after the match, Dart said the line calling was "pretty appalling" and called for technology to be used across the sport.

On her dispute with Rask, she said: "Give me a code violation or don't. I think she was a bit embarrassed by the situation. We are all professionals here.

"I have played so many tennis matches in my career and this one was a little bit disappointing with some of the things. I think she can also reflect on that."

British number one Boulter will play Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland or Canada's Rebecca Marino in the second round.

The 27-year-old's victory in Nottingham 12 months ago was her first WTA title.

"That was an absolute battle," Boulter, ranked 30th in the world, said of her contest with Dart.

"[Dart] is an incredible grass-court player. I tried to do the best I could because she was playing seriously good stuff.

"I would have taken a much easier win, that's for sure. I'm not sure I've seen a three hour, 13 minute grass-court match. I'm not sure that's possible."

Read 20 times

Soccer

Nagelsmann hails 'perfect mix' in Germany squad

Nagelsmann hails 'perfect mix' in Germany squad

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsGermany might have the youngest coach of the European Championship,...

Hungary boss hopes Ádám silences internet trolls

Hungary boss hopes Ádám silences internet trolls

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsHungary striker Martin Ádám scoring at the European Championship wo...

Is Ronaldo a help or a hindrance for Portugal?

Is Ronaldo a help or a hindrance for Portugal?

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEuro 2024 is underway! Our daily files give you the latest reportin...

2026 FIFA


2028 LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC

UEFA

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC


Basketball

Canadian criminal probe opens for Porter scandal

Canadian criminal probe opens for Porter scandal

EmailPrintAuthorities in Canada are opening a criminal investigation into the betting scandal involv...

Inside the Celtics' championship locker room: champagne, confetti and a powerful lesson

Inside the Celtics' championship locker room: champagne, confetti and a powerful lesson

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsTHE CALL ITSELF was not unusual. In the seven years they'd played t...

Baseball

O's Westburg (hip) exits after collision with Soto

O's Westburg (hip) exits after collision with Soto

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsNEW YORK -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Jordan Westburg left Tu...

Bill approved to lure Chiefs, Royals to Kansas

Bill approved to lure Chiefs, Royals to Kansas

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsTOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas legislators approved a bipartisan plan Tuesd...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.r

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated