Golden girl Katie Boulter is snubbed by Wimbledon organisers for another Centre Court appearance as she is dumped down to Court Two for her third round match against Harmony Tan… leaving furious fans baffled
- Katie Boulter has been dumped to Court Two for her third round match
- Boulter beat Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court in Wimbledon’s second round
- Despite this, the British No 3 will take on Harmony Tan elsewhere this weekend
Katie Boulter has been snubbed by Wimbledon schedulers as she is bumped from Centre Court to Court Two for her third round match with Harmony Tan on Saturday.
The British No 3 produced the biggest win of her career by upsetting Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
However, Boulter is now scheduled to take on Tan elsewhere with Coco Gauff’s clash with Amanda Anisimova being scheduled as the opening match on Centre Court tomorrow.
Fans online have also bemoaned the competition schedulers’ decision to have Nick Kyrgios’ clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas on Court 1, as well as World No 1 Iga Swiatek’s match with Alize Cornet.
Boulter went into her match against Pliskova full of confidence after a fine run of tournaments on the grass, including victory over the same opponent in Eastbourne last week.
Katie Boulter has been snubbed over a return to Centre Court for her third round match
The British No 3 stormed to the biggest win of her career as she beat Karolina Pliskova
And, after defeats for Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray on Wednesday, Boulter thrilled the home crowd by coming from a set down to win 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
Users on social media were left bemused over her court choice, with one fan saying: ‘If I had a CC [Centre Court] ticket tomorrow I’d be demanding a refund.
‘Kyrgios v Tsitsipas should be on centre & Boulter deserves higher billing than Gauff v Anisimova’.
Meanwhile, another user wrote: ‘Gauff match on centre over Boulter is very strange one’.
Fans on social media were quick to call out the competition’s scheduling for the next stage
Nick Kyrgios (left) and World No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (right) will face off on Court 1 on Saturday
The 25-year-old was not the only topic of conversation, with one fan also wondering: ‘How is Tsitsipas Kyrgios not on Centre? Who is doing this scheduling? Terrible.’
‘It has to be a joke that Tsitsipas-Kyrgios isn’t a Centre Court match at #Wimbledon. My god’, another claimed.
When the official Wimbledon Twitter account announced Saturday’s schedule for Court 1, one fan responded: ‘What a rubbish line up! I’d be at the bar mostly’.
Fans had been anticipating that Kyrgios-Tsitsipas would’ve taken place on Centre Court given that the Greek player is the World No 5 and the two have played out wild encounters in the past.
Boulter (pictured) has reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career