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Katie Boulter
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.

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

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]

Early and personal life

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]

Career

2008 - 2013: Steady Rise

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 title

In January 2014, Boulter went on to have further doubles success and was a finalist at the Australian Open girls' doubles event with Ivana Jorovi?.[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 Stojanovi?, 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 major

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 major

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 Circuit finals

Singles: 12 (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)

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)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Republic of Ireland Amy Bowtell 7-6(7-5), 0-6, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 0-2 May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Serbia Nina Stojanovi? 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard United Kingdom Eden Silva 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Loss 1-3 Nov 2014 ITF Phuket, Thailand 15,000 Hard (i) France Irina Ramialison 3-6, 0-6
Win 2-3 Apr 2016 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Russia Anastasia Pribylova 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Loss 2-4 Mar 2017 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová 2-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Apr 2017 ITF ?stanbul, Turkey 15,000 Hard (i) Turkey Ayla Aksu 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 3-5 May 2017 ITF Kurume, Japan 60,000 Carpet United Kingdom Laura Robson 3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-6 Oct 2017 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet United Kingdom Katie Swan 0-5 ret.
Win 4-6 Apr 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Poland Urszula Radwa?ska 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Win 5-6 May 2018 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet (i) Russia Ksenia Lykina 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Loss 5-7 Jul 2018 ITF Southsea, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 4-6, 7-5, 3-6

Doubles (4-3)

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 Belgium Justine De Sutter Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Ukraine Yuliya Hnateyko
6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 1. 21 February 2014 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard China Xun Fangying China Han Xinyun
China Zhang Kailin
3-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 3 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Serbia Nina Stojanovi? China Dong Xiaorong
Austria Pia König
6-4, 6-2
Winner 3. 11 May 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Serbia Nina Stojanovi? Kazakhstan Ekaterina Klyueva
Russia Sofia Smagina
6-2, 6-3
Winner 4. 18 July 2014 Imola, Italy Carpet United Kingdom Katy Dunne Italy Anna Remondina
Switzerland Lisa Sabino
7-6(10-8), 6-3
Runner-up 2. 8 August 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Freya Christie Australia Alison Bai
Japan Mari Tanaka
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 16 April 2016 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Austria Melanie Klaffner
Germany Julia Wachaczyk
4-6, 6-2, [11-13]


Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' Doubles

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard Serbia Ivana Jorovi? Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova
4-6, 2-6

References

  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 2014.
  2. ^ Sharpe, James (23 January 2014). "Tennis: Loughborough's Katie Boulter reaches Australian Open final". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 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 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Grantees". Tennis First. Archived from the original on 2014-05-26. Retrieved 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 2014.
  9. ^ "Tennis: Loughborough's Katie Boulter follows in path of the stars". Leicester Mercury. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "AEGON Junior Player of the Month". Lawn Tennis Association. December 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ Rush, Richard (1 December 2013). "Boulter is top girl in the UK". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Katie Boulter eyes Grand Slam crown after Australian Open loss". BBC Sport. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Sharpe, James (24 January 2014). "Tennis: Katie Boulter misses out in Australian Open doubles final". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Warrington, Pete (1 February 2014). "Tennis ace reflects on reaching the junior doubles final at the Australian Open". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Rush, Richard (25 May 2014). "Boulter serves up hat-trick of titles". Loughborough Echo. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "Tennis: Wimbledon blow for Boulter". Leicester Mercury. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 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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