8 August 2019

Your at-a-glance guide to the UK's top women players

Last week we looked at the British men hoping to make their mark at the US Open. This week we turn our attention to the talented women, led by Wimbledon semi-finalist, Johanna Konta.  How much do you know about our top five?

Follow their progress over the next few weeks as Jo Konta prepares for the US Open in New York, Heather Watson and Harriet Dart head for the VanOpen in Vancouver starting next week, Katie Swan goes east to the Jinan International Open in China beginning on 2 September and Katie Boulter recouperates from an injury-prone year.


Johanna Konta

Age 28
WTA RANKING: 14 (highest 4)
Height 5'11
Born Australia

Heather Watson

Age 27
WTA RANKING: 113 (highest 38)
Height 5'7

Born Guernsey

Harriet Dart

Age 23
WTA RANKING: 148 (highest 121)
Height 5'9
Born UK

Claim to fame The first British woman to reach top ten in the world since 1983 Won the Wimbledon mixed doubles in 2016  Entered Wimbledon as a wild card this year and made it through to the third round, where she lost to Ashleigh Barty. Last year she made the Wimbledon mixed doubles semis
Nickname JoKo Hev You tell us!
Prize money $8,838,019 $3,498,971 $517,997
Bet you didn't know She speaks Hungarian Dressed to impress in a green latex dress at the 2016 WTA pre-Wimbledon party She is a self-confessed foodie
Most likely to say  "Please don't patronise me" "Instagram is down! The world will be chaos!!" "You're trying to make more money than you spend in a week [but] you've just got to get on with it" 
Loves Dogs Fashion Arsenal FC
Others say "She has been not an early riser, she has been a late bloomer, it is very hard to handle all this. Give her a little bit of time." "She's the selfie queen" The member of the Fed Cup Team most likely to survive on a desert island.



Katie Boulter

Age 23
ATP RANKING: 191 (highest  82)
Height 5'11
Born UK

Katie Swan

Age 20
WTA RANKING: 226 (highest 163)
Height 5'7

Born UK


Claim to fame In April this year, she won the deciding rubber in the Fed Cup to end Team GB's 26 year wait for promotion to the World Group Much praised for opening up about her crippling lack of self confidence which made her feel "less of a person" after every defeat and for seeking help to overcome it  
Nickname Boults Swannie  
Prize money $506,256 $388,783  
Bet you didn't know Was said to be the messiest member of Team GB in the Fed Cup In 2016, she became the youngest player in Fed Cup history, playing aged 16 years and 316 days  
Most likely to say "Beating my brother for the first time is probably the reason I continued to play tennis.. love of competition is my best attribute." "Anyone in London want to lend me their dog?"


Loves  Fashion Dogs  
Others say "This girl is so resourceful. She's the most organised person I've ever met." "She's got a good poker face"..."with Katie you can never tell what the score is."