Jennifer Brady: Foodie, college athlete, Henin fan – 10 things you need to know about the American
Jennifer Brady did not drop a single set en route to the 2020 US Open semi-finals. Find out all you need to know about the American.
How old is Jennifer Brady?
Jennifer Brady is 25 years old. She was born on April 12, 1995, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
What are her best results at a Grand Slam?
Brady reached her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in 2021. The American beat Karolina Muchova to set up a final against Naomi Osaka, to whom she lost 6-4, 6-3. Brady also reached the semi-finals at the US Open in 2020. Until the US Open in 2020, she had never made it past the last 16 but victories over Angelique Kerber and Yulia Putintseva took her through to the last four, where she lost to eventual champion Osaka.
How many titles has Jennifer Brady won?
Jennifer Brady has won one title so far, in Lexington, USA, in August 2020. In what was the first tournament after the WTA Tour resumed following the Coronavirus pandemic, the American beat Jill Teichmann to take the title.
How much prize money has she Jennifer Brady won in her career?
Brady has won more than $3 million so far in prize money. By reaching the final at the Australian Open, she will win at least another $1.5 million.
What is her career high ranking?
Jennifer Brady’s career highest ranking is world No 24, which she achieved on February 8, 2021. She will break into the top 15 after the Australian Open.
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!