The trio’s success brings the total number of British players in the main draw to ten. Silva caused the upset of the day, defeating fellow Brit Samantha Murray Sharan 7-6(4), 6-2. After an early exchange of breaks of serve, the first set was evenly poised. Following six deuce points at 3-3 on Silva’s serve, the 25-year-old managed to clinch the lead.
The set eventually went to a tie break, where Silva won every point on serve to seal a one set lead. She took an early advantage in the second, breaking in the first game and marching on to complete her victory.
Meanwhile, Moore produced a fantastic comeback to overcome a one-set deficit to beat Italy’s Martina Di Giuseppe 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Grey beat fellow Brit Emily Webley-Smith in the final topsy-turvy encounter of the day. With the match evenly poised at one set all and 5-5 in the third set, Grey showed her mettle to save two match points before clinching a 6-3 5-7 7-5 victory.
In the first match of the day on Court 1, Britain’s Naiktha Bains bowed out 2-6 4-6 to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.
Boulter, Dart, Burrage, Jones and Raducanu are all supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme (PSP) which is the highest level of coaching, medical and financial support offered to developing players by the national governing body. It is offered to players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles within five years.
The tournament will be streamed live on the BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and LTA’s YouTube, Facebook and TikTok channels from Sunday.
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