Sebastian Korda expresses joy at Jessica joining him and Nelly as part of Richard Mille family

Sebastain Korda (L); Sebastian, Jessica and Nelly Korda (R)
Sebastain Korda (L); Sebastian, Jessica and Nelly Korda (R)

Sebastian Korda took to social media to express happiness at the news that his sister, professional golfer Jessica Korda, was joining him and their other sibling Nelly as brand ambassadors for Richard Mille.

Sebastian Korda hails from a family with a strong sporting background. His father, Petr Korda, was a professional tennis player who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 2 in February 1998. His sisters - Nelly Korda, aged 24, and Jessica Korda, aged 30 - are both professional golfers on the LGPA tour.

The 22-year-old Sebastian joined his sister Nelly as an ambassador for Richard Mille in 2022. Now, Jessica has joined the siblings in representing the Swiss luxury watch company too.

On Tuesday, April 18, Sebastian Korda took to social media to react to his sister's new sponsorship. He shared Richard Mille's story welcoming Jessica on his Instagram story, captioning it with several heart and heart-eye emojis.

Sebastian Korda's Instagram story
Sebastian Korda's Instagram story

Sebastian Korda reveals how watching Novak Djokovic and his coach Radek Stepanek made him switch from ice hockey to tennis

Sebastian Korda at the 2022 Miami Open
Sebastian Korda at the 2022 Miami Open

Sebastian Korda's strong performance at the 2023 Australian Open was his best showing at a Major yet. It was the first time the young American had reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

Unfortunately for Korda, however, a wrist injury cut his dream run short. The injury forced the 22-year-old to withdraw from the quarterfinal match and hand the win to Karen Khachanov.

In his post-match conference, Korda revealed some interesting details about his relationship with the sport. The American shared that he used to play ice hockey until he was 10 years old.

Korda's visit to the 2009 US Open was a pivotal moment for his tennis career. It was during this tournament that his current head coach, Radek Stepanek, faced off against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Korda recalled how witnessing that incredible match first-hand inspired him to leave his ice hockey career behind and pursue tennis instead.

"I switched over because I went to the US Open in 2009 with my dad and Radek. He made round of 16 I think it was. He played Novak on Arthur Ashe 10:30 at night, completely packed," Sebastian Korda said. "I went back the next day and I said, This is what I want to do. I fell in love with the energy of the crowd, the way the sport is played, how mental it is. Yeah, just the rest is history."

Following his exit from the Australian Open, Korda pulled out of all major tournaments, including the Sunshine Double. He will now be hoping to make a strong comeback during the clay or grass seasons.

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Edited by Siddharth Dhananjay
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