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Katie Boulter
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Boulter at the Washington Open, 2018
Country  United Kingdom
Born 1 August 1996 (1996-08-01) (age 25)
Leicester, England
Height 1.80m (5 ft 10in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$684,974
Career record 206–135 (60.41%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 82 (18 February 2019)
Current ranking No. 219 (28 June 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2019)
French Open Q1 (2018)
Wimbledon 2R (2018, 2021)
US Open Q3 (2017)
Career record 39–31 (55.71%)
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 431 (31 December 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2017, 2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2018)
Team Competitions
Hopman Cup RR (2019)
Last updated on: 25 June 2021.

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

Boulter, from Woodhouse Eaves, 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.

Boulter was ranked the No. 10 junior tennis player in the world in March 2014. 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.

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, and went on to represent Great Britain three years later, aged 8. 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."

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. She is a supporter of Leicester City Football Club.


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. She went on in 2011, aged 14, to become a finalist in the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in Coral Gables, Florida. Past finalists have included Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki. She was awarded the Aegon Junior Player Award that month.

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

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 Jorović. 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. 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.

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 French Open, Boulter carried her good form into the grass-court season, She received a wild card for a WTA tournament in Nottingham 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 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. 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.

She ended the year ranked 100th.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Katie Boulter Grand Slam singles statistics
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A A A A Q1 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon Q1 A Q2 1R 2R A NH 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
US Open A A A Q3 Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0 / 5 2–5 29%

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 13 (5 titles, 8 runner–ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
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(5), 0–6, 6–7(6)
Loss 0–2 May 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Serbia Nina Stojanović 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 Kužmová 2–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 Apr 2017 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 15,000 Hard (i) Turkey Ayla Aksu 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 3–5 May 2017 Kurume Cup, 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 Radwańska 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 5–6 May 2018 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet Russia Ksenia Lykina 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 5–7 Jul 2018 Southsea Trophy, United Kingdom 100,000+H Grass Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Loss 5–8 Oct 2020 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Joanna Garland 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner–ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Belgium Justine De Sutter Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Ukraine Yuliya Hnateyko
6–4, 7–6(6)
Loss 1–1 Feb 2014 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard People's Republic of China Xun Fangying People's Republic of China Han Xinyun
People's Republic of China Zhang Kailin
3–6, 0–6
Win 2–1 May 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Serbia Nina Stojanović People's Republic of China Dong Xiaorong
Austria Pia König
6–4, 6–2
Win 3–1 May 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Serbia Nina Stojanović Kazakhstan Ekaterina Klyueva
Russia Sofia Smagina
6–2, 6–3
Win 4–1 Jul 2014 ITF Imola, Italy Carpet United Kingdom Katy Dunne Italy Anna Remondina
Switzerland Lisa Sabino
7–6(8), 6–3
Loss 4–2 Aug 2014 ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Freya Christie Australia Alison Bai
Japan Mari Tanaka
4–6, 3–6
Loss 4–3 Apr 2016 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Austria Melanie Klaffner
Germany Julia Wachaczyk
4–6, 6–2, [11–13]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Australian Open Hard Serbia Ivana Jorović Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova
4–6, 2–6
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