Katie Boulter vs Harriet Dart LIVE! Wimbledon 2024 latest result and reaction after epic three-set battle

Katie Boulter vs Harriet Dart LIVE! Wimbledon 2024 latest result and reaction after epic three-set battle

Katie Boulter vs Harriet Dart - LIVE!

Harriet Dart produced a dramatic comeback to beat Katie Boulter in a gruelling Battle of Britain at Wimbledon. The 27-year-old, who had lost six of the seven previous meetings between the two, trailed 6-2 in a final set tie-break and was in tears at the back of the court, sensing her opportunity had gone.

But she reeled off four points in a row to level it up and then held her nerve, regaining her composure to seal a 4-6 6-1 7-6 win in just under three hours, taking full advantage of a wildly inconsistent display from Boulter. The 32nd seed, who beat Dart on her way to the Nottingham title last month, produced 75 unforced errors over the three sets, more than double Dart’s tally. Most of those came from the misfiring forehand, with the mistakes returning at the worst possible time in the home straight.

Dart progressed into the third round and will face Wang Xinyu, who stunned fifth seed Jessica Pegula earlier in the day.

Boulter vs Dart latest updates

  • MATCH! Dart edged final set tie-break to beat Boulter

  • SET! Dart forces decider

  • SET! Boulter takes opener 6-4

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17:40 , Matt Verri

Harriet Dart produced a dramatic comeback to beat Katie Boulter in a gruelling Battle of Britain at Wimbledon.

The 27-year-old, who had lost six of the seven previous meetings between the two, trailed 6-2 in a final set tie-break and was in tears at the back of the court, sensing her opportunity had gone.

But she reeled off four points in a row to level it up and then held her nerve, regaining her composure to seal a 4-6 6-1 7-6 win in just under three hours, taking full advantage of a wildly inconsistent display from Boulter.

The 32nd seed, who beat Dart on her way to the Nottingham title last month, produced 75 unforced errors over the three sets, more than double Dart’s tally. Most of those came from the misfiring forehand, with the mistakes returning at the worst possible time in the home straight.

Dart progressed into the third round and will face Wang Xinyu, who stunned fifth seed Jessica Pegula earlier in the day.

Read our full report here!

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Post-match thoughts from Dart

16:43 , Matt Verri

"I knew it was always going to be a really tough battle, we played a few weeks ago and it didn't go my way.

“I wear my emotions on my sleeve so you see everything how I'm thinking, unfortunately, but I'm so happy to be able to get through. Thank you so much for the support, it was so fab.

"My head-to-head is absolutely woeful against Katie Boulter so I wasn't expecting too much but at the same time I just tried my best out there and even though I was down in that tie-break I just thought give it everything, no regrets and I'm really pleased to be able to battle through."

Incredible match!

16:17 , Matt Verri

Not the highest quality you’ll ever see, but so much tension.

Dart, despite those late tears, held her nerve. Just.


16:04 , Matt Verri

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-7 Dart

Dart has done it!

She was in tears at 6-2 down in the tie-break, but somehow she has come from behind to knock Boulter out. Madness.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-6 Dart

16:03 , Matt Verri

And now Dart leads in the breaker - where has this come from? Boulter looking ragged again. 8-7 Dart.

SUPERB POINT! 25 shot rally, both throwing the kitchen sink at it... Dart’s lob lands just out. 8-8.

Boulter... long with the forehand! Match point Dart, and on her serve. 9-8.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-6 Dart

16:00 , Matt Verri

Level in the tie-break at 6-6, as a forehand from Boulter lands just out. Opts against the challenge - that’s now 72 unforced errors from her.

Boulter ends that run of four points without winning one, as she puts away the forehand at the net. She leads 7-6.

Great first serve from Dart, 7-7.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-6 Dart

15:58 , Matt Verri

Boulter firmly in charge now, forehand is back under control... or at least under enough control. 5-2 she leads, Dart struggling to contain her frustration.

6-2 - unforced error from Dart and she is in tears at the back of the court.

6-3, as Boulter slaps a backhand into the net. And that one is long, 6-4. Dart mounting a comeback through the tars.

It’s 6-5! Boulter with an awful return off the second serve.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-6 Dart

15:53 , Matt Verri

Boulter to serve first and it’s a cheap point behind her serve to kick things off. 1-0.

Same story for Dart, 1-1. This tie-break will finish 117-115 if this set is anything to go by.

There’s the first mini-break, Dart furious with herself. 2-1.

But good depth with that forehand it forces the mistake from Boulter. 2-2.

Best point of the tie-break so far, both scrambling around the court and eventually Boulter puts the volley away. She leads 3-2.

Make that 4-2 at the changeover, forehand into the open court.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-6 Dart

15:49 , Matt Verri

Two mistakes from Boulter to start the game, shake of the head and a grimace towards her box.

40-0 in a hurry, as she’s unable to get the serve back in play. And it’s a hold to love!

Dart has taken this the distance.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 6-5* Dart

15:46 , Matt Verri

Boulter again finds a way to hold under big pressure.

And now it’s flipped, all on Dart. She will once more serve to stay in the match.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *5-5 Dart

15:44 , Matt Verri

Feels like Boulter is on top now. Unforced error count not being added to so frequently, forehand firing again.

Long rally, Dart blinks first and more frustration from her at 40-0.

That’s more like it, winner down the line off the second serve, and Boulter then chucks in a poor backhand. Deuce.

Break point, forehand is long from Boulter... HUGE pressure now.

She’s up to the task, holds her nerve and puts the forehand away. Big roar to her box.

Deuce, as seems to have been the case for the entirety of this match.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *5-5 Dart

15:38 , Matt Verri

Dart getting increasingly irritated, gesturing towards her box, but she’s still right in this.

In fact, it’s a very rare comfortable hold. Dart breezes through it and once more we’re level.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 5-4* Dart

15:34 , Matt Verri

After a slightly more consistent game, Boulter is back to throwing a bit of everything in.

Wild forehand, double fault, 15-30.

But suddenly the forehand is firing again, working Dart around the court and finding the winner.

And that’s the hold, stunning backhand winner down the line.

Dart will now serve to stay in the match.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *4-4 Dart

15:29 , Matt Verri

Some signs that Boulter might be starting to find form again.

Punishing forehands force Dart right back behind the baseline and she’s worn down. 15-30.

Two break points! Second serve from Dart has nothing on it, Boulter takes full advantage with a huge winner.

But she can’t get the break, Dart hanging tough and forces deuce.

Boulter with another chance, 70mph second serve from Dart is dispatched.

BOULTER BREAKS! It’s level in the third set.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 3-4* Dart

15:22 , Matt Verri

Boulter in real trouble now, the errors flowing and it’s 15-30. Dart sensing a double break.

And now the backhand lets Boulter down, break point Dart!

She saves it, every single Boulter service game seems to be turning into a match in itself. Nothing coming easy.

But she holds there... massive hold. Lob from Dart lands just long.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *2-4 Dart

15:15 , Matt Verri

Right then, can Boulter hit straight back? Or will Dart march towards the finish?

The latter, at this rate. Two more really poor forehands from Boulter and it’s 30-0.

And it’s a gift of a game really, Boulter struggling badly.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 2-3* Dart

15:11 , Matt Verri

Boulter nets the backhand, a sixth break point in this game for Dart.

TAKEN! Wow. An almighty battle in that game, but Dart has the break.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *2-2 Dart

15:10 , Matt Verri

Fourth chance for Dart. Boulter cannot keep it tidy for long enough.

But that serve hits the line and skids away from Dart, who stands there motionless in frustration. Break point saved again.

Fifth break point, Boulter slaps a forehand into the net. She surely can’t keep hanging on like this.

Apparently she can - deuce. Boulter’s forehand seems to only be able to work for one point at a time.

Dart stops, thinking her backhand is heading out. It’s in, but doesn’t matter as Boulter thunders a winner down the line anyway. Aaaaand backs it with an unforced error.

Deuce for the 3000th time.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *2-2 Dart

15:04 , Matt Verri

A seventh double fault of the afternoon from Boulter. Dart has already hit double figures.

That is superb from Dart though, drop shot just about clears the net and Boulter isn’t getting there. 15-30.

Two break points! Boulter pulls the backhand well wide. Big, big moments.

Both saved, Boulter pulls it back to deuce as Dart’s return hits the net.

Another break point coming up, Boulter’s forehand clips the top of the net and drops out.

Saved again - first serve, forehand, job done for Boulter. Deeeeeeuce.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *2-2 Dart


Boulter tries to find an angle down the line that isn’t there, another chance for Dart to get out of this game.

Nope. Brilliant from Boulter, second-serve return could not be any better. Clean winner.

But there is the hold, forehand long from Boulter and Dart does level this deciding set up.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 2-1* Dart

14:55 , Matt Verri

Dart hanging on for dear life behind the baseline, but the Boulter forehand eventually grinds her down. 15-30... Dart over to have another word with the umpire about something.

She’s got bigger problems than that now, two break points!

Boulter unable to take first... or the second. Two fairly routine forehands missed. Deuce.

Too much on that Boulter return, but Dart can only net a backhand next point. Third deuce.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 2-1* Dart

14:46 , Matt Verri

Both players known a break of serve now could prove decisive in this match. Boulter with a forehand mistake, bit of pressure at 15-30.

Holds her nerve with that overhead, but then flicks a bit of a nothing backhand beyond the baseline. Deuce

Gutsy hold for Boulter, forehand got her out of trouble in the ned.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 *1-1 Dart

14:41 , Matt Verri

Dart’s turn to look rock solid on serve, rushes to 40-0 in barely a minute.

Two huge forehands from Boulter keep her interested... until she pulls a backhand wide.

Huge roar from Dart in response to that hold.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 1-0* Dart

14:37 , Matt Verri

Boulter went off court between sets and she’s come out with an aggressive approach, big forehand winner crosscourt.

And now the backhand is too good, much more intensity already from Boulter.

Some game that, the best point of the lot is the final one as Boulter hammers a forehand down the line. Just in.

Boulter 6-4 1-6 Dart

14:31 , Matt Verri

Drop shot from Dart isn’t great, nor the attempted lob that follows. Easily put away by Boulter.

Great backhand winner down the line, though, as Dart gets to 30-15, and it’s two set points as Boulter’s lob sails out.

Backhand return into the net - Dart has taken this to a decider!

Boulter 6-4 1-5* Dart

14:27 , Matt Verri

The double fault bug is catching. Boulter’s turn now, 15-30.

And now two break points, as Dart sort of frames a return but it turns into a pretty effective drop shot.

Sensational - it’s an outrageously good forehand return from Dart... no it’s not. Just out, confirmed by a challenge. 30-40.

But Dart does now have a double break, Boulter with a poor backhand. Dart to serve for the set.

Boulter 6-4 *1-4 Dart

14:23 , Matt Verri

Big double fault from Dart - she had seven in the first set and that problem has returned.

She has a bit of a cushion in this set, but doesn’t want to let this get nervy.

Break point Boulter and another double fault! An absolute gift from Dart, Boulter has one of the breaks back.

Boulter 6-4 0-4* Dart

14:18 , Matt Verri

This set is getting away from Boulter in a hurry. More applause from De Minaur - it was going a lot better before he turned up.

Three break points again for Dart, this match has completely flipped.

Good serve out wide saves one, and Dart then completely shanks a forehand. 30-40.

SHOT! Stunning forehand down the line and Dart does have a double break.

Boulter 6-4 *0-3 Dart

14:13 , Matt Verri

Forehand is starting to let Boulter down all of a sudden.

A couple more loose ones and Dart is on the charge in this second set. And another one, return is long and Dart consolidates the break.

Boulter 6-4 0-2* Dart

14:10 , Matt Verri

Here we go, chance for Dart to take charge of the opening set early on. 0-30.

Even more so now, as Boulter goes for the forehand pass down the line and nets it. Three break points.

One saved, as the first serve out wide doesn’t come back.

Broken! Second time lucky for Dart, thanks to a fairly wild forehand from Boulter.

Boulter 6-4 *0-1 Dart

14:07 , Matt Verri

De Minaur has now made his way to the other side of the court, taking his place alongside the rest of Boulter’s team in the box.

Dart makes a confident start to the second set, sealing the hold as she watches a Boulter forehand land long.

Boulter 6-4 Dart

14:02 , Matt Verri

Alex De Minaur has just turned up to watch Boulter, having won his second-round match earlier today.

Forehand long from Dart, who then walks up to have a word with the umpire. He warns the crowd about making noise during the point.

Double fault from Boulter, met with a ‘come on Katie’ from De Minaur. And another one, as she makes the forehand winner. Two set points.

One will do! Boulter takes the first set on Court One.

Boulter *5-4 Dart

13:57 , Matt Verri

Dart hanging in there, judging a lob perfectly to loop over Boulter and inside the baseline. Applause from Boulter.

Solid game from Dart, as she attempts to keep herself in the set, but Boulter strolls forward and makes the forehand at the net. 40-30.

And now it’s deuce, Dart with the latest in a long list of double faults.

Good response, though. Serve tucks Boulter up.. I take back my previous comment. Double fault to follow. Deuce again.

Set point, with just under 50 minutes on the clock, but Boulter can’t take it. Poor return.

And Dart holds, as the first serve returns at the right time.

Boulter 5-3* Dart

13:50 , Matt Verri

Great shot from Boulter, deep into the corner of the court and Dart can’t get that back.

Challenge from Dart as her forehand is then called out - it was out. 40-15.

Meanwhile, a women in the press box makes three failed attempts to stop music blaring out of her phone every time she opens the case. Oh, make that four. Strong head shaking everywhere you look.

Back on the court, Boulter holds and is a game away from the first set.

Boulter *4-3 Dart

13:45 , Matt Verri

More serving issues for Dart, a fifth double fault already.

Boulter hammers a second-serve return deep into the court, Dart does well to get it back... and right on the baseline. Boulter considers a challenge but opts against it.

Dart keeps herself in touch as she seals a hold to 15.

Boulter 4-2* Dart

13:42 , Matt Verri

Forehand winner from Boulter followed by a big first serve, 30-0 and the momentum is firmly with her after the last couple of games.

A hold to love, as Dart sends the return long.

Boulter *3-2 Dart

13:39 , Matt Verri

Wild swing at the back from Boulter, forehand is miles long. She looks up at her box in bemusement - not sure they have any answers for that.

Double fault from Dart, 15-30 and she’s under pressure on serve having failed to break in the previous game.

And Boulter has a break point, this felt almost inevitable after Dart couldn’t take her chances. 30-40.

It’s saved, though, as Boulter sends the forehand long on the run. Deuce for a change.

Another double fault from Dart, both players have been fairly loose with those already.

Broken! Unforced error from Dart and she has gifted the break to Boulter, really.

Boulter 2-2* Dart

13:34 , Matt Verri

There it is - Boulter holds!

Ball skids forward on Dart at the back of the court and she barely makes contact. Boulter eventually gets out of that game.

Boulter *1-2 Dart

13:33 , Matt Verri

Pretty inconsistent from Boulter. Fair few errors, double faults... and then another brilliant backhand winner.

Long rally, Dart eventually forces the mistake. After a slow start, this match has very much warmed up.

Third break point - Boulter makes a mess of that! Ball drops for her at the net, can go left, right or straight at Dart... ends up just tamely flicking it forward and Dart makes the pass.

Dart can’t take it, backhand into the net. We could be in this game forever.

Should be another break point, as Dart gets to the drop volley, but the pass is wide this time. Game point... not taken. Backhand long from Boulter.

Settle in. Deuce.

Boulter *1-2 Dart

13:28 , Matt Verri

Boulter fortunate to avoid a double fault, as the ball smacks the net and drops over, but it doesn’t matter. Dart hammers a forehand winner off the second serve, 0-30. She’s playing the better tennis at the moment.

Boulter gets back to 30-30, but a double fault follows and it’s break point.

Saved! Great defence from Dart to keep herself in the point, only so long she can do so though. Boulter up to the net to put away the forehand. Deuce.

Backhand winner down the line from Boulter... and then another double fault. Making it hard for herself.

Break point number two to come, forehand long from Boulter.

Again saved, set up the big serve out wide. Deuce once more.

Boulter *1-2 Dart

13:20 , Matt Verri

Better from Boulter, jumps on a second serve and gets the return deep. Dart forced into a mistake and it’s 15-30, despite the challenge from her.

Dart responds with a couple of timely first serves, neither of which require another shot, but Boulter takes it to deuce with the help of a slight net cord.

Best point of the match. Dart works Boulter around the court, moves forward and puts the forehand away confidently. Much more like it.

And an even better point there, Dart charging after the drop shot and whipping a forehand down the line. Loose return from Boulter to follow, Dart’s game.

Boulter 1-1* Dart

13:14 , Matt Verri

Dart shanks her first return of the match, and then can’t quite make the forehand pass down the line.

The errors continue to flow, first Boulter into the net and then Dart sending a return sailing beyond the baseline.

Dart goes for too much with that forehand, too. Looks up to her box to see if she should challenge - they wisely say no. Boulter up and running.

Boulter *0-1 Dart

13:11 , Matt Verri

Fairly nervous start from both. Boulter with a couple of unforced errors to kick things off, before Dart chucks in a double fault and whips a forehand long. 30-30.

Boulter not able to take advantage though, she misfires again to bring a premature end to the rally and that’s an opening hold for Dart.

Here we go!

13:07 , Matt Verri

Time to get up and running. Dart to serve first.

13:04 , Matt Verri

The warm-up has been a mixture of shanks and groundstrokes sailing long and into the net.

We’ll assume they are saving the good stuff.

Speaking of...

13:01 , Matt Verri

Here they are out. Boulter first and Dart just behind, both with a big smile.

Imagine the crowd will be fairly even in their support, unless it gets one-sided. Then the desire for a tight contest will kick in.

12:59 , Matt Verri

Court One starting to fill up. Still at the stage where people are standing up and waving at the opposite side of the court, trying to get the attention of friends and family.

Ball kids are out, line judges are ready. Just the small matter of the players needed now.

Weather watch

12:52 , Matt Verri

It’s hard to believe, but it is sunny at Wimbledon. SUNNY.

We’ve had a fair few delays this week for rain, making it a busy couple of days for the roof here on Court One and on Centre, but no need today.

Glorious day at SW19.

Last time they met...

12:46 , Matt Verri

Katie Boulter just about came out on top when these two met a few weeks ago in Nottingham.

Those were three tight sets - would not be a surprise at all if we had more of the same here.

Players will be out on Court One in about 15 minutes, plenty of time for you to enjoy some highlights of their recent match.

Boulter: I have a lot of respect for Dart on grass

12:37 , Matt Verri

Katie Boulter was asked about this clash after her first-round clear, and she made it clear she is expecting an “extremely tough” test against Harriet Dart this afternoon.

“I think we both know each other's games inside-out, back-to-front at this point,” Boulter said.

“We've played so many matches. But I do have to draw on the last things that I have played with her and use that to my advantage in the next round. I think it's going to be extremely tough.

“I have a lot of respect for her on this surface. It's one of her favorite ones. This is actually her home club. She's been here since she was a tiny tot with her mom.

‘”Yeah, I know she's grown up here. I know how tough it's going to be. I think it's exciting.”

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Tough start for the Brits...

12:28 , Matt Verri

Lily Miyazaki was in action earlier this morning and it would be fair to say things didn’t quite go to plan.

Was always going to be tough test against 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, and the Brit was beaten 6-0 6-0. Brutal.

Day four schedule

12:20 , Matt Verri

So, Boulter and Dart get things up and running on Court One.

Then it’s swiftly into another British showdown, with Jack Draper going up against Cameron Norrie, before Marcos Giron attempts to pull off a shock against Alexander Zverev.

Over on Centre Court, Britain’s Jacob Fearnley has the small task of taking on Novak Djokovic, and Iga Swiatek then takes on Petra Martic.

And it all comes to an end with the BIG one. Andy Murray back at Wimbledon, his final tournament here. He’s alongside brother Jamie in the doubles, with John Peers and Rinky Hijikata the opponents.

Standard Sport prediction

12:13 , Matt Verri

Boulter is the favourite and she has dominated the match-up in previous meetings, winning six of seven matches against Dart.

It was tight when they met in Nottingham, Boulter edging it in three sets, and Dart is capable of once again pushing her rival.

But we’re going for Boulter to get it done in two competitive sets.

Boulter to win, straight sets.

How to watch Boulter vs Dart

12:06 , Matt Verri

TV channel: Best keep that remote close. The match will start on BBC Two, but potentially switch to BBC One at 2pm.

Live stream: This match, as well as tennis from across the courts at Wimbledon, can be followed live online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

Live blog: You can follow the match in full right here with us!

Good morning (just about)

11:57 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Katie Boulter vs Harriet Dart!

It’s a day full of British action at Wimbledon and this one kicks it off on Court One, with a place in the third round on the line.

The British No1 and British No2 go head-to-head... should be a lot of fun.

We’ll have all the build-up right here before full coverage of the match, with the players due on court at 1pm BST.

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