Katie Boulter has failed to join fellow Brits Emma Raducanu and Heather Watson at Indian Wells after losing to American teenager Reese Brantmeier 5-7,2-6 in qualifying at the WTA 1000 event. 

British No 5 Boulter is coached by LTA’s Jeremy Bates who is looking after Emma Raducanu on a short term basis at the Tennis Garden. 

The main draw for the event gets started on Wednesday, October 6 and wild card Raducanu could meet her heroine Simona Halep in the third round.