Katie O'Brien Bio

  • Currently without a coach
  • Father is Phil (quantity surveyor, originally from Ireland); mother is Jill (part-time nursery school teacher); sister is Holly (solicitor); brother is James (doctor); has two dogs, Bertie and Geroge (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels)
  • Baseliner; favorite surface is hard
  • Began playing tennis at age 6, following brother and sister into the sport
  • Is pursuing a Business Studies degree with the Open University
  • Enjoys shopping, music, crosswords, all sports; favorite soccer team is Hull City
  • Favorite TV shows are Gavin & Stacey, Mistresses
  • Favorite bands are Coldplay, Snow Patrol, U2, The Killers, Bon Jovi, The Parlotones
  • Favorite actor is Hugh Grant
  • Favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Sons by Khaled Hosseini
  • Favorite food is sushi
  • Favorite cities to visit are London, Vancouver
  • Favorite tournament is Portoroz
  • Idols growing up were Steffi Graf and Monica Seles; also had a dog called Safin (named after Marat)
  • Self-described as ambitious, hard-working, stubborn and having a very British sense of humor.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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