Katie Boulter loses St Petersburg Open qualifier to Ysaline Bonaventure
Britain's Katie Boulter failed to reach the main draw of the St Petersburg Open after losing 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 2-6 to Ysaline Bonaventure in qualifying.
Both players lost serve once in a tight first set, which lasted nearly an hour, before Boulter, 22, won the tie-break.
Boulter held a 4-3 lead when serving in the second but twice lost her serve as the Belgian levelled the match.
Bonaventure broke Boulter for a third time in a row at the start of the third set before going on to take the match.