Katie Boulter produces impressive upset at the Mexico Open as she beats Francesca Di Lorenzo to reach the third round
- Katie Boulter is into the third round of the Mexican Open after causing a shock
- The Brit went a set down to American Francesca Di Lorenzo in Acapulco
- But she rallied to beat the player ranked more than 250 places higher than her
Britain’s Katie Boulter upset Francesca Di Lorenzo to make the second round of the Mexican Open 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Di Lorenzo is ranked more than 250 places higher than the 23-year-old and two consecutive breaks put the American up 4-0 as she wrapped up the first set inside 26 minutes in Acapulco.
But Boulter rallied against the lucky loser and broke the world number 120’s first two service games in the second set as she forced a decider.
Again, in the third, the Briton forced two breaks early on and took a 4-0 lead and served out the set and the match to set up a tie with sixth seed Lin Zhu.
Katie Boulter, pictured at the Australian Open last month, has upset Francesca Di Lorenzo
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