Yesterday was Belgian player Yanina Wickmayer‘s 26th birthday and it’s time to induct her into our Little Tennis Stars hall of fame to commemorate the day. Just look at those fashionable striped pants!
Wickmayer, a player famous for her signature pink outfits, should be proud of her season, which included her fourth WTA title, and first since 2010, at the Japan Women’s Open Tennis in Tokyo in late September, a semifinal appearance in subsequent Guangzhou, as well as victories over the likes of French Open champion Francesca Schiavione and Top 20 player Sara Errani.
Regardless of performance on the court, however, Wickmayer is a role model and source of positivity for her fans. Her social media presence consists of posts that alternate between congratulatory and grateful, making her an inspiration for colleagues and young girls alike. Congratulations, Yanina, and we wish you all the best! (photos: @wickytennis, Jimmie48)