When it comes to tennis champions, everything about their professional career is documented—from the age they first picked up a racket to the type of court they most prefer playing on.
However, often little is ever said about their private lives.
This is true for rising Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur, who has been silently dominating the international tournament circuit.
The 24-year-old may be on the fast-track to become one of Australia’s biggest names in tennis, however he’s not doing it alone, as many fans of the World No. 17 are quickly finding out are quickly finding out.
Indeed, the soon-to-be household name has been quietly dating fellow tennis-pro Katie Boulter since 2020, making the pair just one of tennis power couples down under for the Australian Open.
And while it’s unlikely we’ll see the pair step up to the court for a match anytime soon, the world has got all eyes on de Minaur and Boulter off the hardcourt as much as they do on.
Here, we recap everything you need to know about de Minaur and Boutler’s hidden romance, including their connection to the Princess Of Wales.
Who Is Alex De Minaur’s Girlfriend?
Alex de Minaur is dating British tennis player Katie Boutler.
Hailing from Leicestershire in England, the 26-year-old Katie has been dating de Minaur since March 2020.
Like her boyfriend, the tennis favourite is a frequent fixture at major tennis championships including the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Although Katie didn’t qualify for the Australian Open in 2023, she was seen in the stands at Melbourne Park supporting her boyfriend.
Boulter was also spotted rubbing shoulders with royalty back in 2019 after sitting next to Kate Middleton, the Princess Of Wales, during a match on day two of Wimbledon.
She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2016, taking 12 months out of her career as she “struggled to live her everyday life, let alone train”. Two years later, in 2018, she became the first Briton to break into the top 100 ranked women in almost three years, climbing to No. 96. She told media she wanted to “inspire” people suffering from similar conditions to pursue their sporting dreams.
“I hope I encourage people to do sport, and for those who have similar conditions to me, inspire them. It can be a career for them. I hope they see what I’ve achieved and realise they can do it, or do whatever they want to — that they can achieve their dreams,” she said.
What Is Katie Boulter’s Ranking?
According to the official Women’s Tennis Association, Boulter is currently ranked No. 89 in singles. She peaked at No. 82 in 2019.
In 2019, Boutler’s career was sojourned after sustaining a back injury. In 2022, after beating Karolina Pliskova for a win in Wimbledon, Boulter revealed that de Minaur was someone who inspired her to get back onto the court again.
“He is the epitome of a fighter and someone that goes out and gives their all every single day. That’s what I aspire to be like. He helps me do that. I’m a very lucky girl,” she said following the match.