Sebastian Korda is an American emerging tennis star. He was born on 5th July 2000. A stalwart from Bradenton won the boys singles title at the 2018 Australian Open. In the ATP tour, he reached career-high ranking World No.62 on 12th April 2021.
Korda’s best result on Grand Slam events reached the fourth round of the 2020 French Open. He played his first ATP final at the 2021 Delray Beach Open, where he fell to Polish Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets 3-6, 3-6.
However, Sebastian Korda’s parents are Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtova. Both are former professional tennis players from the Czech Republic.
Father Petr Korda was a former World No.2 player in the ATP ranking and claimed ten ATP tour-level titles, each on the singles and doubles events in his career. Petr won the first and last singles Grand Slam title at 1998 Australian Open and appeared in the 1992 French Open final.
Notably, Senior Korda tested positive for doping after the 1998 Wimbledon, where he fell in the quarterfinal to fans favourite Tim Henman. The 12 months ban period was started in September 1999, but he announced his retirement from professional tennis in July 1999. Petr coaches none other than his son Sebastian Korda.
The mother, Regina Rajchrtova, was ultimately ranked No.26 by the Women’s Tennis Association. She represented her nation in the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games.
Are Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda Sebastian Korda’s Sisters?
Sebastian has two older sisters, Jessica and Nelly. Both are American professional golfers and play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour.
Jessica is seven years older than his brother Korda, while Sebastian is two years younger than his second sister Nelly.