American tennis player Jennifer Brady has been taking the Australian Open 2021 by storm after an impressive showing that has taken her to the final of the tournament. This is her first ever Grand Slam final. Her best finish at a Grand Slam event previously was at the US Open 2020 where she beat Angelique Kerber and made her way to the semis before losing to her opponent in Saturday’s final Naomi Osaka.
Brady defeated Karolina Muchova in the semi-final today to reach her first final at the age of 25. Her opponent Muchova was no pushover as she had defeated World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the quarter final. Brady’s sudden meteoric rise has everyone questioning as to who she is and how she has suddenly emerged to become a force to reckon with.
Jennifer Brady’s early life and professional career
Jennifer Brady was born in 1995 and began playing tennis at a tender age of 7. She played for the University of California at the college level. Her current coach is Michael Geserer. Brady loves the clay surface but her favorite Grand Slam is the Australian Open.
In the time period between 2014 and 2016, Brady played on the ITF Women’s Circuit where she was a success as she won nine titles. She played for the first time in a Grand Slam in 2017 with the Australian Open where she aced the qualifiers to make it. Last year as well, she was in prime form at the open as she defeated both Maria Sharapova and Ash Barty.
She has now reached her first final by defeating Karolina Muchova. She had begun the Open by defeating Aliana Bolsova before acing through the other challenges including Donna Vekic whom she beat in the fourth round. The all-important final will now be against overwhelming favorite Naomi Osaka. However, Brady can’t be counted out to spring another surprise and reign supreme in Australia.