Boulter Retains Nottingham Open Trophy

Katie Boulter (photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)


Katie Boulter has won the Rothesay Open Nottingham champion for the second consecutive year, becoming the first player in history to secure the WTA Tour singles title in back-to-back years.

British No. 1 Boulter defeated former Wimbledon finalist and 2016 Nottingham champion Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic in Sunday’s final, overcoming a first-set loss to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and retain her home title.

This victory came just hours after a grueling battle with fellow Briton Emma Raducanu in the semi-final, where Boulter again came back from a set down to triumph 6-7(13), 6-3, 6-4.

“This is a little bit of deja-vu, I’m not exactly sure if I’m dreaming or if this just happened,” said Boulter after lifting her third career trophy on the WTA Tour, her second of the season following her triumph in San Diego in early March.

“It’s incredible to be here, it has a special place in my heart, it always will do. It’s been an incredible week for me – mentally tough after a hard clay court season.

“I’m really happy with the way this year has gone so far, I’ve been working really hard with my team.

“I’m just going to keep doing my best and with you guys (the fans) behind me, anything is possible.”