Katie Boulter Bio: Early Life, Family, ITF & Illness

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A British tennis player, Katie Boulter, has won 7 singles and 4 doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. She is based at the National Tennis Centre of the Lawn Tennis Association in Roehampton.

Female participation rates in sports activities are steadily increasing at present. By participating in sports, women achieve so much, improving society’s outlook and progressing towards gender equality.

Out of such women, Katie Boulter is one of them. Record-breaking, trendsetting, powerful player and a top competitor Boulter is one of the most promising tennis players.

Katie, After Her Win At Wimbledon Against Pliskova
Katie, After Her Win At Wimbledon Against Pliskova (Source: WTA Tour)

She represented her motherland Britain as a tennis player at the age of 8 and is one of the future greats in the women’s tennis championship.

Achievement at such an early age with five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit, this girl has found more and more rhythms while rising with the ranks.

The young British tennis player’s single career highest ranking is 82, a feat she achieved on February 18, 2019.

As of January 2023, she is ranked 120 in the WTA singles rankings.

Discover the amazing achievements of tennis player Katie Boulter through this article. But first, let’s give a quick glance at the facts table below;

Quick Facts

Full Name Katie Boulter
Birth Date 1 August 1996
Birth Place Leicester, England
Nick Name Katie
Religion Unknown
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Education Loughborough College
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name David Boulter
Mother’s Name Sue Boulter
Siblings James Gartshore Boulter (Brother)
Age 27 Years Old
Height 5’11″/1.82 m/182 cm
Weight 68 kg/150 lb.
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Body Measurement Unknown
Build Slim
Married No
Boyfriend Alex de Minaur
Profession Tennis Player
Plays Right-Handed
Net Worth $1- $5 million
Brand Endorsements NikeCourt, Wilson Tennis, Sorapol, Airbnb
Pet  No
Affiliations ITF Women’s Circuit
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Last Update April, 2024

Early Life, Family, And Education

Katie Boulter was born on August 1, 1996, somewhere in Leicester, England, to her parents, David Boulter and Sue Boulter.

Boulter’s mother is also a former tennis player and played tennis representing Great Britain a few times.

Katie followed her mother’s career and started playing tennis at the age of 4 and represented Great Britain at 8.

Katie Boulter with Brother
Katie Boulter With Her Brother (Source: Instagram)

She grew up playing tennis with her brother, James Gartshore Boulter. Beating her brother while playing tennis was always a motivating factor for Katie. Once, she confessed that.

‘We used to practice 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.’

Her academic record shows that she attended Loughborough College in Leicestershire, England.

Furthermore, the tennis player has not revealed much information about her educational qualification. If found, the readers will be updated soon.

Amateur And Professional Tennis

Early Career

As mentioned earlier, Katie started playing tennis at the tender age of 4 and continued playing at her high school and university level.

Her professional career started in 2008 when she won the Lemon Bowl in Rome. At that time, the young tennis player was only 11.

In 2011, the British girl became the finalist in the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis championship at 14. Later, she won her first senior doubles title at a $10k event in 2013 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Continuing her successful tennis career, the young tennis player became a finalist with Ivana Jorovic at the Australian Open juniors girls’ doubles in January 2014.

Katie Boulter with Single Titles award
Katie Boulter With Single Title (Source: Instagram)

The same year in May, Katie won her first singles title against British player Eden Silva in Sharm el-Sheikh. Also, she won the doubles title with Nina Stojanovic, to whom she had previously lost in the singles final.

Luckily she got a wildcard for Wimbledon qualifying but could not advance to the second round as she lost to Italian Alberta Brianti in a three-set match that lasted for two and a half hours.

Katie Boulter Illness

At the end of the year 2014, her trip to India became a nasty case in Boulter’s life. She had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFC), a long-term illness that mostly affects a person’s nervous system making you feel tired and unable to perform daily activities.

This illness took 12 months of her career off track. It almost ended her career. After recovering from the illness, she said while talking with Telegraph:

“I’m really proud of myself for fighting back.”

Although she fully recovered, she is mindful of not over-training or having a too hectic schedule.

Career After Illness

In 2016, the young player lost in the first match for Wimbledon. However, she won one singles title on the ITF Circuit that year.

Later in 2017, Katie won yet another singles title on the ITF circuit.

Despite many ups and downs in her professional career and personal life, the Britain girl stood up, fighting with every struggle, making 2018 one of the most successful and fruitful years of her life.

In April 2018, Boulter won her first $25k singles title in Obidos. Similarly, she registered a victory at the $60k singles title event in Fukuoka, Japan.

Katie (white cap) happy face after winning the game
Katie (White Cap) Happy Face After Winning The Game (Source: Twitter)

Katie received a wildcard for a Nottingham Open, but her journey was halted in the quarterfinal.

In July 2018, the 27-year-old tennis player received a wildcard to the $100k grass-court tournament but lost against Kirsten Flipkens in the final.

In July of the same year, after receiving a wildcard into the Wimbledon main draw, she advanced to the second round after winning in the first round against Veronica Cepede Royg. However, she lost in the second round to Naomi Osaka, in the second round.

2019 – Present Career

At the beginning of the 2019 season, Boulter started the season with Hobart International in Tasmania, Australia, but lost against Greet Minnen in the qualifying round.

After that, she played against Ekaterina Makarova in the Australian Open, where Katie won the match in a tiebreak set. But in the second round, she lost against Aryna Sabalenka with a straight-set.

In the next tournament, she defeated Bernarda Pera, Katarina Zavatska, and Ysaline Bonaventure in the qualifier round for St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy.

Boulter played against Conny Perrin at the Mexican Open. Boulter claimed this as one of her biggest career achievements, as she registered the victory in straight sets.

And at the Miami Open, she lost to Marie Bouzkova after entering as the sixth qualifying seed.

Boulter a Young Tennis Player
Boulter, A British Tennis Player (Source: Pinterest)

The year 2020 started with the COVID-19 pandemic, which came at a very wrong time in Katie’s career. Moreover, the whole world suffered from the pandemic and could not continue their regular lives.

The young girl planned to volunteer for Age UK as she was missing her grandpa, and it gave her time to spend time with older people. The 27-year-old lady utilized the period to become more comfortable with a different surface she was completely unfamiliar with.

At the 2021 Australian Open, after the pandemic, Katie suffered a first round loss against Daria Kasatkina. The British tennis player was not able to bag any titles at Wimbledon and the 2021 US Open.

Katie Boulter started 2022 with a win at the ITF tournament in February. However, she had to retire from the WTA due to a leg injury in March.

She also bagged a victory defeating Jodie Burrage at the ITF $60k event in Canberra, Australia, in January 2023. 

Award And Achievements

  • 2011 – Awarded the Aegon Junior Player Award
  • 2014 – Rated as the number 10th junior tennis player in the world
  • 2018 – Women’s Player of the Year

Career Rankings

Date Top Rank by Year
2023 120
2022 124
2021 148
2020 315
2019 82
2018 92
2017 198

Age, Height, And Physical Appearance

The tennis player turned 27 and was born under the sun sign Leo. People born under this sun sign are believed to be creative, warm-hearted, and cheerful.

Similarly, she stands out at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.82 meters), weighing around 68 kg (150 pounds).

She has a pair of green color eyes and blonde hair with an athletic body.

Young Katie
Katie Getting Back From Training (Source: Instagram)

However, all the information regarding Katie’s body measurements and shoe size is kept secret and not disclosed to the public.

The British tennis player is of mixed ethnicity and has not mentioned anything related to her religion.

Is Katie Single? Katie Boulter’s Personal Life

The 27-year-old tennis player has been in a relationship with an Australian tennis star, Alex de Minaur, since 2020. However, the couple went public in 2021.

Alex de Minaur was praised by his girlfriend after his feat at the 2022 Atlanta Open. Alex took his Instagram to announce he is looking forward for his Australian Open and wrote: “Tomorrow 7pm RLA, it’s a date See you soon.”

To which, his girlfriend mockingly replied, “Who’s RLA and why they taking you on a date?” Nonetheless, Katie is a supportive girlfriend and will be rooting for her boyfriend.

Katie With Her Boyfriend
Katie With Her Boyfriend (Source: Instagram)

Besides the Australian star, she was alleged to be in a relationship with an American tennis player, Jack Sock, and Tommy Paul.

Her relationship with these people was kept low-key and away from the public eye.

Net Worth And Career Earnings

It’s no surprise that the talented tennis player would earn a handsome sum considering her hard work and achievements.

The bold and talented tennis player has an estimated net worth of around $1-$5 million. She has collected around $1.2 million from prize money till now.

Katie has been able to earn this huge amount of wealth, all thanks to the prize money she gets from tournaments and endorsement deals.

The British tennis player has collaborated with various brands like NikeCourt, Wilson Tennis, Sorapol, and Airbnb and has also done many ads for different brands.

Katie Boulter’s Social Media Presence

Apart from the fortunes she has collected, she has also successfully assembled many followers on her socials. Katie makes interesting posts and updates related to her career.

She is available on Instagram under the handle @katiecboulter, Twitter @katiecboulter, and Facebook @Katie Boulter.

Instagram: 165k followers


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Twitter: 57.7k followers

Facebook: 47k followers


Katie Boulter has gained an impressive number of fans, winning 7 ITF singles and 4 ITF doubles titles.

Katie Boulte's Popularity Graph
Katie Boulter’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph shows brief information about the popularity of the British tennis player based on Google searches over a year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Was Katie Boulter Injured?

Katie was forced to retire during her match against Ann Bonder in the last 16 of the Lyon Open in March 2022.

Who is the coach of Katie Boulter?

Boulter is trained by three coaches Jeremy Bates, Nigel Sears, and Mark Taylor.

Has Katie Boulter been involved in any modeling projects?

Yes. Apart from her tennis career, Katie has a keen interest in fashion and has featured in Vogue Magazine in 2018.

Who is Katie's Boyfriend?

Katie has been in a relationship with an Australian Tennis player, Alex de Minaur, since 2020.

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