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Love double as Boulter and De Minaur win tennis titles on same day

AFP | London

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Britain’s Katie Boulter and her Australian boyfriend Alex de Minaur had a day to remember as the tennis couple both won grass-court tour titles on Sunday.

Boulter retained her Nottingham Open crown, in front of a home crowd, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory in the final over Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

Her success came just hours after top seed De Minaur defeated Sebastian Korda of the United States 6-2, 6-4 to take the s’Hertogenbosch title -- an equivalent men’s warm-up event for Wimbledon.

After securing her third WTA tour title, Boulter jokingly chided De Minaur for not making the relatively short journey from the Netherlands to the English city of Nottingham to cheer her on.

“My boyfriend didn’t make the trip even though I thought he might after his win in ‘s-Hertogenbosch but yeah we’ll have to be talking about that tonight and see if we’re going to be still together,” said Boulter.

“I don’t know, but I hope he’s going to be listening to this because we’ve got some talking to do!” It was the second time the pair had won titles in the same week, with the 27-year-old Boulter’s latest success capping a fine day for British tennis after Jack Draper claimed his maiden title by winning the Stuttgart Open earlier on Sunday