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Katie Boulter (born 1 August 1996 in Leicester) is a British tennis player.

Katie Boulter
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Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 23)
Leicester, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight handed (two handed backhand)
Prize money$477,836
Singles
Career record165–109
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (18 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 128 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French OpenQ1 (2018)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US OpenQ3 (2017)
Doubles
Career record39–30
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 431 (31 December 2018)
Current rankingNo. 449 (3 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2018)
Team competitions
Hopman CupRR (2019)
Last updated on: 2 January 2019.

Boulter, who hails from Woodhouse Eaves,[1][2] has won five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 18 February 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 82. On 31 December 2018, she peaked at No. 431 in the doubles rankings.[3]

Boulter was ranked the No. 10 junior tennis player in the world in March 2014.[4] She is based at the Lawn Tennis Association's National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and is coached by Jeremy Bates, Nigel Sears and Mark Taylor.[5]

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Boulter's mother played tennis at county level, and represented Great Britain a few times. Boulter herself started playing tennis aged 5,[5] and went on to represent Great Britain three years later, aged 8.[5] She has said that when she was younger, beating her older brother was a motivating factor. "We used to practise together at this local court down the road from our house. It was the only thing I could eventually beat him in, so that felt great."[6]

Boulter played the piano before her tennis career began to take precedence. She also has an interest in fashion and made an appearance in Vogue magazine in 2018.[7]

CareerEdit

2008 - 2013: Steady RiseEdit

Following in the path of Anna Kournikova, Boulter showed young promise in 2008 when she won the Lemon Bowl in Rome, aged 11.[8] She went on in 2011, aged 14, to become a finalist in the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in Coral Gables, Florida.[9] Past finalists have included Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki. She was awarded the Aegon Junior Player Award that month.[10]

Boulter claimed her first senior doubles title at a $10,000 event in Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2013.[11]

2014: Doubles success, First senior singles titleEdit

In January 2014, Boulter went on to have further doubles success and was a finalist at the Australian Open girls' doubles event with Ivana Jorović.[12][13][14] In May 2014, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Boulter won her first senior singles title over fellow Briton Eden Silva. She also won the doubles title at the same event partnering Nina Stojanović, to whom she had lost a previous final in singles.[15] A month later, Boulter was given a wild card for Wimbledon qualifying, losing in the first round to Italian Alberta Brianti in a three-set match which lasted two-and-a-half hours.[16]

2018: First second-round appearance in a majorEdit

2018 became her most successful tennis year. She won her first $25,000 singles title at the event in Óbidos in April. In May, Boulter then won a further singles title at the $60,000 event in Fukuoka, Japan. Despite falling in the first round of qualifying for the Roland-Garros[17], Boulter carried her good form into the grass court season, She received a wild card for a WTA tournament in Nottingham[18] and reached her first WTA quarterfinal there. In July 2018 she received a wildcard to the $100,000 grass court tournament in Southsea, United Kingdom[19] where she fell to Kirsten Flipkens in the final, then received a wildcard into the Wimbledon main draw, where she won her first round match over Veronica Cepede Royg[20]. She lost to Naomi Osaka in the second round in straight sets.

2019: Second second-round appearance in a majorEdit

Boulter began the 2019 season in the Hobart International in Tasmania, Australia where she did not qualify, losing to Greet Minnen in three sets. Her next tournament was the Australian Open. Her first match was against Ekaterina Makarova who she defeated in three sets with the first instance in the Australian Open of a third-set tiebreak, winning the tiebreak 10-6. However, her run ended in the second round with a straight-set defeat by Aryna Sabalenka. Her next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy during which she defeated Bernarda Pera, Katarina Zavatska and Ysaline Bonaventure in the qualifiers. She then lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets. At the Mexican Open, she defeated Conny Perrin in straight-sets before retiring to 5th seed Sofia Kenin. In the Miami Open, entering as 6th qualifying seed, she lost to Marie Bouzková in straight-sets.

ITF finals 19 (9–10)Edit

Singles: 12 (5–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Amy Bowtell 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 2. 4 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Nina Stojanović 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 11 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Eden Silva 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1 November 2014 Phuket, Thailand Hard (i)   Irina Ramialison 3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 24 April 2016 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Anastasia Pribylova 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 12 March 2017 Mildura, Australia Grass   Viktória Kužmová 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 2 April 2017 İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Ayla Aksu 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 21 May 2017 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Laura Robson 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 29 October 2017 Óbidos, Portugal Carpet   Katie Swan 0–5 ret.
Winner 4. 23 April 2018 Óbidos Carpet   Urszula Radwańska 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 13 May 2018 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet (i)   Ksenia Lykina 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1 July 2018 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass   Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 7–5, 3–6

Doubles (4–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 November 2013 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Justine De Sutter   Natela Dzalamidze
  Yuliya Hnateyko
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 21 February 2014 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Xun Fangying   Han Xinyun
  Zhang Kailin
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 3 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Nina Stojanović   Dong Xiaorong
  Pia König
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 11 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Nina Stojanović   Ekaterina Klyueva
  Sofia Smagina
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 18 July 2014 Imola, Italy Carpet   Katy Dunne   Anna Remondina
  Lisa Sabino
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 8 August 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard   Freya Christie   Alison Bai
  Mari Tanaka
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 16 April 2016 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard   Oleksandra Korashvili   Melanie Klaffner
  Julia Wachaczyk
4–6, 6–2, [11–13]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard   Ivana Jorović   Anhelina Kalinina
  Elizaveta Kulichkova
4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Woodhouse Eaves tennis player Katie Boulter in action at Loughborough University". Leicester Mercury. 5 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Sharpe, James (23 January 2014). "Tennis: Loughborough's Katie Boulter reaches Australian Open final". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Katie Boulter ranking and prize money". WTA.
  4. ^ Bloom, Ben (1 May 2014). "Rising Stars: Young British tennis players have been criticised for being soft and lazy - not Katie Boulter". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Grantees". Tennis First. Archived from the original on 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Katie Boulter on cracking the top 100 & facing Serena Williams". BBC Sport. 28 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Injury, Fame, Competitors – Nothing is Getting in the Way of Katie Boulter's Wimbledon Swing". Vogue. 26 June 2018.
  8. ^ "From Woodhouse to Wimbledon" (PDF). Roundabout. February 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Tennis: Loughborough's Katie Boulter follows in path of the stars". Leicester Mercury. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  10. ^ "AEGON Junior Player of the Month". Lawn Tennis Association. December 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  11. ^ Rush, Richard (1 December 2013). "Boulter is top girl in the UK". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Katie Boulter eyes Grand Slam crown after Australian Open loss". BBC Sport. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  13. ^ Sharpe, James (24 January 2014). "Tennis: Katie Boulter misses out in Australian Open doubles final". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  14. ^ Warrington, Pete (1 February 2014). "Tennis ace reflects on reaching the junior doubles final at the Australian Open". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  15. ^ Rush, Richard (25 May 2014). "Boulter serves up hat-trick of titles". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Tennis: Wimbledon blow for Boulter". Leicester Mercury. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  17. ^ https://fft-rg-site.cdn.prismic.io/fft-rg-site%2F298096cf-5e88-4fc3-8fd8-9bc4c964498f_women_s_qualifying_20180525.pdf
  18. ^ https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/nature-valley-open/news-and-media/2018/nature-valley-open-boulter-and-taylor-receive-nottingham-wild-cards/
  19. ^ https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100042613
  20. ^ http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/2018_LS_draw.pdf

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