Miami Open: GB's Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie through to second round

Katie Boulter
Boulter is the world number 319

Great Britain's Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie produced superb comebacks to reach the second round of the Miami Open.

British number two Boulter came from a set down to beat Czech world number 78 Kristyna Pliskova 4-6 6-3 6-3.

Norrie, the world number 56, recovered from a 5-1 third-set deficit to beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1 3-6 7-5.

The 25-year-old won six straight games to seal victory and set up a meeting with ninth seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Boulter will next face Belgium's world number 17 Elise Mertens after seeing off Pliskova in a match where both players struggled to hold their service games.

Having lost the first set, Boulter, who suffered a first-round exit in Monterrey last week, began her fightback with a break to move 4-1 ahead midway through the second set and force a decider.

The 24-year-old then forced an early break in the decisive set and took a fourth match point as Pliskova floundered after a run of double faults.

Heather Watson could not add to the British success on Wednesday, losing 6-4 6-1 to Serbia's world number 95 Nina Stojanovic.

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