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Katie Boulter
British female tennis player

Katie Boulter

Katie Boulter
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro British female tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 1 August 1996, Leicester, City of Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Age 26 years
Star sign Leo
Education
Loughborough High School
Sports Teams
Great Britain Fed Cup team
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

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

Boulter, who hails 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.

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. 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.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 12 (5 titles, 7 runner–ups)

Finals by surface
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)
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (2–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss Apr 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Amy Bowtell 7–6, 0–6, 6–7
Loss May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Nina Stojanović 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Eden Silva 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss Nov 2014 ITF Phuket, Thailand 15,000 Hard (i) Irina Ramialison 3–6, 0–6
Win Apr 2016 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Anastasia Pribylova 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss Mar 2017 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass Viktória Kužmová 2–6, 4–6
Win Apr 2017 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 15,000 Hard (i) Ayla Aksu 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss May 2017 ITF Kurume, Japan 60,000 Carpet Laura Robson 3–6, 4–6
Loss Oct 2017 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Katie Swan 0–5 ret.
Win Apr 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Urszula Radwańska 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win May 2018 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet (i) Ksenia Lykina 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss Jul 2018 ITF Southsea, United Kingdom 100,000+H Grass Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 7–5, 3–6

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner–ups)

Finals by surface
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)
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Nov 2013 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Justine De Sutter Natela Dzalamidze
Yuliya Hnateyko
6–4, 7–6
Loss Feb 2014 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard Xun Fangying Han Xinyun
Zhang Kailin
3–6, 0–6
Win May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Nina Stojanović Dong Xiaorong
Pia König
6–4, 6–2
Win May 2014 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Nina Stojanović Ekaterina Klyueva
Sofia Smagina
6–2, 6–3
Win Jul 2014 ITF Imola, Italy Carpet Katy Dunne Anna Remondina
Lisa Sabino
7–6, 6–3
Loss Aug 2014 ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard Freya Christie Alison Bai
Mari Tanaka
4–6, 3–6
Loss Apr 2016 ITF Sharm el-Sheikh Hard Oleksandra Korashvili Melanie Klaffner
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 Ivana Jorović Anhelina Kalinina
Elizaveta Kulichkova
4–6, 2–6
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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