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BREAKING NEWS: Boulter beats Kostyuk to win San Diego title

Katie Boulter won her first WTA 500 title by fighting back from a set down to defeat Marta Kostyuk in the San Diego Open final.

The 27-year-old Briton won 5-7 6-2 6-2 in the biggest triumph of her career so far.

After a close first set, Boulter dominated Ukrainian Kostyuk to secure a victory that lifts her to a career-high ranking of 27th in the world.

Boulter converted seven of her 11 break points and also saved seven of the 11 that she faced.

Boulter has risen 99 places in the rankings since winning her only other tour title at last year’s Nottingham Open, a WTA 250 event.

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