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Katie Boulter is a professional tennis player from United Kingdom, who has competed professionally since 2014.
|Date of Birth:
|1 August 1996
|Leicester, England, United Kingdom
|Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
|6'0" (182 cm)
|143 lbs (65 kg)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Katie Charlotte Boulter was born on August 1, 1996, in Leicester, England, to David and Susan Boulter and has an older brother named Alexander. Her mother represented Great Britain a few times as a junior, and her maternal grandmother was also a county champion tennis player.
Boulter had success in singles and doubles as a junior player. In January 2014, she was a finalist at the Australian Open girls’ doubles along with Ivana Jorovic and also received the Aegon Junior Player award at the age of 14. The Brit won her first Grand Slam match at Wimbledon in 2018 against Veronica Cepedede before then losing to Naomi Osaka.
Other success on the ITF Circuit and WTA Tour saw Boulter end the season ranked inside the Top 100 for the first time. Unfortunately, Boulter suffered a serious spinal stress fracture in April 2019 at the Fed Cup that kept her out for a long period of time.
This seriously derailed the progress she had been making, and Boulter ended 2019 and 2020 ranked outside the Top 300. However, she began to fight her way back up the rankings admirably in 2021.
Boulter managed to win 10 WTA Tour matches, with three of these coming in a run to the quarterfinal of the Nottingham Open. She ended 2021 over 200 places higher in the rankings at No. 148.
She also made the semifinal of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup with Team Great Britain. The Brit then had a bigger breakthrough in 2023. Boulter claimed her first WTA title on home soil and on her favorite grass courts at the Nottingham Open.
She beat four other British players to make that achievement a reality, including a 6-3, 6-3 win in the final against Jodie Burrage. Boulter also made two Grand Slam third-round appearances in the same season for the first time at Wimbledon and the US Open. Her efforts in 2023 saw her rise from No. 124 at the end of 2022 to No. 56 12 months later.