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10 questions about Jennifer Brady – Australian Open, Barty, Lexington
Jennifer Brady is one of the rising stars on the women’s Tour. Here is everything you need to know about the American.
Where was Jennifer Brady born?
Jennifer Brady was born on April 12, 1995, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a city of 50,000 people in the United States. She currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
How tall is she?
Jennifer Brady is 5ft 10 in (1.78m), according to her profile on the WTA Tour website.
Who is the coach of Brady ?
Brady’s coach is the former German player, Michael Geserer, who was ranked 189 on the ATP Tour at his best, in 1996. He has also coached Julia Goerges, the world No 9 in 2018. Geserer followed Brady closely during lockdown, designing a detailed workout regime to get her in perfect shape. The American is now in even better shape than before the Tour locked down.
What was Brady’s run in Lexington?
Jennifer Brady was the talk of the town after confinement was lifted. In the WTA tournament in Lexington, Kentucky, , after five months without competition, she reached the final of the tournament thanks to a hugely impressive level of play. In the last 16, she beat Poland’s Magda Linette, the world No 36. In the semi-finals, she was too good for Coco Gauff, the 16-year-old rising star of American tennis, thanks to some great serving, winning 6-2, 6-4 to reach her first WTA Tour final). On Sunday, she completed a perfect week and took out the Swiss, Jill Teichmann, to win her first WTA Tour title.
When did she turn professional?
Jennifer Brady turned professional in 2010, at the age of 15. She began on the ITF circuit, where she has won four singles titles and four in doubles. In 2019, she reached the final of the WTA Challenger event in Indian Wells. After having match point, she was beaten by the Swiss, Viktorija Golubic. In August 2020, Brady was ranked No 49.
What are Brady’s best performances in a Grand Slam event?
In 2017, Jennifer Brady reached the last 16 at the Australian Open. In her first Grand Slam appearance, she beat world No 81 Heather Watson 2-6, 7-6, 10-8 and No 14 Elena Vesnina 7-6, 6-2 before finally losing to by Mirjana Lučić.
Who is the best player she has beaten?
In January 2020, Brady beat world No 1 Ash Barty, in the first round of the WTA Tour event in Brisbane. Barty had won her first Grand Slam title at Roland-Garros in 2019.
How active is Brady on social media?
How much prize money has Brady won?
The American has picked up $2.4 million in prize money since the start of her career, in 2010.
Is Brady married?
Jennifer Brady does not identify as being in a couple on social media. The 25-year-old is discreet about her private life and rarely posts photos of her family. She has a twin sister, Jessica.