Emma Navarro

Emma Navarro is an American professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2022.

Date of Birth: 18 May 2001
Birthplace: New York, United States
Residence: Charleston, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2022

Emma Navarro is an American professional tennis player who was born on May 18, 2001, in New York City, United States. Being the granddaughter of ex-American footballer Frank Navarro, her family’s sporting heritage was to inspire her to continue in their path.

After noticing she had talent early on, she quickly started playing on the junior tour. 2019 was a stand-out year for her development. She reached the final of the girls’ Roland Garros final, and she also won the girls’ doubles title at the same tournament.

She and her coaches were keen to harvest such talent, and she was soon whisked off to transition to the main WTA Tour. Her debut came in 2019 when she was gifted a wildcard into the main draw at the Charleston Open, a tournament owned by her father, billionaire Ben Navarro.

Despite making her WTA debut early on in her career, she still had plenty of development to go through. Starting the US college system in 2020, she had some head-turning moments during her time there. These included winning the NCAA Championships as well as earning herself a wildcard into the US Open in 2021, making her debut at Grand Slam level.

Still, in search of that elusive first Slam win, it was to be Roland Garros in 2023 where she would find it, beating lucky loser Erika Andreeva in the first round. Later that season, she really started to prove her worth at the WTA level, reaching her first semifinal at the Bad Homburg Open.

Progress continued in just one direction, as did her ranking, with Navarro reaching the Top 50 for the first time following her appearance at the 2023 US Open. Keen to build on this, 2024 saw her kick on and achieve more big things.

First on the list was her first taste of WTA silverware when she beat number one seed Elise Mertens in the final of the Hobart International. Next up was being seeded for the Australian Open, a first for her, before breaking into the Top 20 in March.

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