Jennifer Brady: Foodie, college athlete, Henin fan – 10 things you need to know about the American player
- 10 Sep 2020
How old is Jennifer Brady?
Jennifer Brady is 25 years old. She was born on April 12, 1995, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
What was her best results at a Grand Slam?
Brady reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal and semifinal at the 2020 US Open. She had never been past the round of 16 before but upset Angelique Kerber to reach the quarterfinals, then defeated Yulia Putintseva to reach the semifinals. There she lost to Naomi Osaka in three sets in a match that many called the best match of the 2020 US Open.
Who are her family?
Her mother is Elizabeth and her father is Patrick – and she has a twin sister, Jessica.
When did she start playing tennis?
She started playing tennis when she was seven, and played her first ITF event in 2010. On the ITF circuit, she won four singles titles and five in doubles. In 2014, she played her first WTA qualifying event – at the US Open. She also played college tennis for the University of California, Los Angeles. Her favourite players growing up were Justine Henin and Lleyton Hewitt.
Who is her coach?
Jennifer Brady’s current coach is Michael Geserer, from Germany, who reached the top 100 in the men’s rankings during his career. He used to coach Julia Goerges.
How much prize money has she won in her career?
Her cumulative prize money so far is $2,418,649.
What is her career high ranking?
Jennifer Brady’s career highest ranking is world No 40, which she achieved on August 17, 2020.
What are her interests outside tennis?
She describes herself as a “foodie” and enjoys eating out. She has also been spotted at other sporting events – and while training in Europe has even tried out football rather than the American code of the sport!