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Sebastian Korda praises sisters Nelly, Jessica

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The Korda family is ridiculously talented.

Nelly Korda, ranked second in the world, is one of the stars of the LPGA along with her older sister, Jessica, who’s 18th in the Rolex Rankings. Their parents, Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtova, are each tennis stars of their own.

Petr once won the Australian Open, that victory coming two years before the 22-year-old Sebastian, the youngest sibling was born. Jessica’s first professional victory came at Royal Melbourne in 2012 at the Women’s Australian Open, and Nelly followed that up with a victory at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in 2019 at Grange Golf Club.

On Friday, Sebastian, a blossoming tennis star, picked up a big victory in the 2023 Australian Open, topping seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. Sebastian is ranked 31st in the world for singles, knocking off No. 8 Medvedev.

A question about his family came up in his post-match interview. He gave shoutouts to his sisters and their success Down Under in a heartfelt speech that excited the Aussie crowd.

“I’m definitely the worst athlete in the family so far,” he concluded with.


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