American, Australian Open, comeback: Everything you wanted to know about Jennifer Brady (but never had the time to find out) – updated with comeback win
Jennifer Brady is making a comeback to the tour after a two-year absence. Here is everything you need to know about the American
Who is Jennifer Brady?
Jennifer Brady is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour.
Is Jennifer Brady making a comeback to tennis?
Brady had been sidelined for nearly two years since August 2021 with knee and foot issues. In July 2023, she made a comeback at the ITF $100K event in Graby, Canada and won her first round singles match. In an interview with The New York Times, the American said injuries had left her in “a very dark place”. Brady will play her first WTA Tour event back in Washington D.C., which begins on August 1.
What a long road it’s been for Jenny Brady: Grand Slam finalist who fell off the radar
But after visiting “a very dark place”, curled up on the floor in tears, she’s back & will play her 1st tour event in nearly 2 years in D.C..
We spoke several timeshttps://t.co/FsQ5dEzkFO
— Christopher Clarey 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 (@christophclarey) July 29, 2023
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.
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 ?
Prior to her injury break, Brady was being coached by 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 returned from the lockdown in the best shape of her career.
The WTA site does not currently list a coach for her.
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 pro?
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 before graduating to the WTA Tour level.
What are Brady’s best performances in a Grand Slam event?
In 2021, Jennifer Brady reached the final of the Australian Open – her first Grand Slam singles final.
The American beat Aliona Bolsova, Madison Brengle, Kaja Juvan, Donna Vekic, Jessica Pegula, and Karolína Muchová to reach the final before going down to Naomi Osaka in straight sets.
She also reached the semi-finals of the 20202 US Open, losing to Osaka in three sets.
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 $4,644,655 in prize money since the start of her career as of mid-July 2023.
Does Brady have a twin sister?
Brady has a twin sister, Jessica.