5 tennis stars whose children pursued sporting careers ft. Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi’s son Jaden, Tracy Austin’s son Brandon

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Tennis players spend a major chunk of their time on tour or practicing for a tournament. Therefore, considering the kind of time that a tennis player invests in pursuing the sport professionally, their children grow up seeing and understanding the value of sports and the discipline that accompanies the same. This in turn helps them absorb those values and perhaps motivates them to pursue a sport on their own.
It is common practice in families to see kids following the footsteps of their parents and pursuing the profession they see their mothers or fathers working hard in. Hence, it is no surprise that children of many athletes aspire to be sportspersons as well.In terms of tennis, there are quite a few tennis players whose children are pursuing a sport professionally. Hence, let’s take a look at some of them:

#5, Yannick Noah’s son Joakim Noah
French professional tennis player Yannick Noah has held a career-high ranking of World No.3 in singles and World No.1 in Doubles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005. In addition to 23 singles titles, after defeating champion Mats Wilander in 1983, Noah became the first Frenchman in 37 years to win the French Open.Following his father’s footsteps, though in a different sport, Noah’s son Joakim played collegiate basketball for the Florida Gators before joining the NBA with the Chicago Bulls in 2007.
While Joakim sought retirement in 2021, he has been a two-time NBA All-Star and was also named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

#4, Ivan Lendl’s daughter Isabelle Lendl
Czech-American former tennis player Ivan Lendl holds a significant place in the history of the sport and holds multiple records and accomplishments to his name. Additionally, the former World No. 1 has won eight major singles titles, held the said rank for a then-record of 270 weeks and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.Lendl married Samantha Frankel in 1989 and the couple have five daughters – Marika, twins Isabelle and Caroline, Daniela, and Nikola, all of whom have been involved in some or the other sport at the college level.

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