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Katie Boulter next match – where and when is Britain’s number one playing next?

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There were over ten British representatives in London, but only a few went to the second round. Katie Boulter is one of the few athletes who is still going to compete at Wimbledon in 2023. This fact adds to the 26-year-old tennis player’s fantastic year.

During a ten-year career, only a few memorable moments stand out. Katie had previously only added ITF and small competitions. A strong showing on grass courts helped her stand out in Nottingham, where she won her maiden big tournament trophy.

Katie Boulter’s next tournament & match

Katie Boulter Next Match and Odds
Next TournamentLinz Open
Next OpponentAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Next Match Date and Time31/01/2024
Boulder Odds77/50 (2.54)

After getting the better of Jessica Pegula in the United Cup, there were high hopes for Katie at the Australian Open. As luck will have it, she faced Qinwen Zheng in the second round, stumbling against the Chinese number 1 en route to her final appearance.

Boulter has now made the long trip from Melbourne to Linz, with more challenges around the corner. She will fancy her chances given her 5-2 results in the 2024 campaign. She has been resilient in her outings and will need to call on her dogged traits in a stacked card. Jelena Ostapenko is the top seed while Ekaterina Alexandrova is the second seed.

Katie Boulter next match – Linz Open second round vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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Fresh off an impressive victory against the sixth seed Jasmine Paolini in the opening round of the Linz Open, Boulter is set to face a formidable challenge in the second round against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Boulter displayed her prowess by saving all five break points against Paolini, securing a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win in just 75 minutes – a victory that marks the fourth-biggest scalp of her career in terms of ranking.

On the other side of the net stands Pavlyuchenkova, who announced her return to the Linz main draw with a dominant display against Martina Trevisan in the first round. The Russian, a familiar face at this tournament since 2011, sailed through the match with a 6-4, 6-0 victory. Since her comeback from a long knee injury hiatus a year ago, Pavlyuchenkova has impressed with a semifinal in Tokyo and quarterfinals at Roland-Garros, Strasbourg, Hong Kong, and Adelaide.

Katie Boulter’s 2023 campaign so far

Katie Boulter’s performance had gone unnoticed for the previous four years because there wasn’t anything to note. In her prime years, the British tennis player won more than thirty matches, and she added 40 more in 2017.

Expectations for this season heightened after a strong start in hard court tournaments. 13 victories stood out, including a win against Jodie Anna Burrage in the W60 Canberra final and four triumphs in W80 Gifu, where she lost the final.

Following that, Boulter competed in the W60 Fukuoka event, which was held on a carpet surface. She made it to the finals again, however this time she withdrew before the game began.

Katie had a disappointing clay court season, only competing in one tournament and winning one match. She has taken a month off since then.

Success would return to the 26-year-old in Nottingham when he reached a new final. Ironically, Boulter faced Jodie Anna Burrage again and overcame her without hesitation to win her maiden big tournament.


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