WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Two days after the death of her grandmother, Katie Boulter was back on the grass
at Wimbledon. She wasn't going to miss a chance to play at her grandma's favorite tennis tournament.
Her grandfather was right there on Centre Court watching every twist and every turn, and, ultimately, the emotional celebration that came with an upset victory.
Playing through the stress of her family's loss, and the pressure of being in the biggest stadium at the All England Club against last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Boulter staged a surprising comeback to beat sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
"It's been a tough few days for sure," said Boulter, who is from Leicester, England. "I've tried to kind of get my emotions out and deal with the situation, try and keep my head on the tennis.
"I was lucky because my grandpa managed to come down from Leicester, and so we could keep him company and keep supporting him at the same time."