Cute childhood photos tribute to Shahar Peer’s finished tennis career

Twenty-nine-year-old Shahar Peer, the most successful WTA player from Israel, today officially ended her tennis career and I decided to share with you these lovely childhood photos of the Jerusalem-born star, to be added in my Little Tennis Stars series. Shahar was only a six-year-old kid with wild blond curves when she started playing tennis, […]

The cutest of the cute: Ana Ivanovic’s baby pics + childhood tennis lessons

We all miss Ana Ivanovic, so I decided to use these few slow days of the WTA season to share will you the retired tennis star‘s adorable childhood photos. I downloaded these pics almost a decade ago from Ana’s official website, but as the page has been updated since, I can’t find the childhood gallery there anymore, so […]

Childhood photo: Early practice of Top 10 player Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta has today officially become a member of the Top 10 in the WTA rankings for the first time and to celebrate it I’m sharing this old practice photo of the Brit who started playing tennis at the age of eight. Earlier this year, for Konta’s 25th birthday, I showed you a photo of her […]

From dreams to reality: Kristina Mladenovic now lives her childhood aspirations

Kristina Mladenovic is celebrating her 23rd birthday today, giving me a wonderful occasion to feature these old photos of the WTA player in my Little Tennis Stars series. Born in a sporting family, to mother Dzenita who was a pro volleyball player and father Dragan who was a pro handball player, Mladenovic started playing tennis at […]

First day of school: Childhood photo of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

I’ve only recently become hooked on Instagram (make sure to follow Women’s Tennis Blog there) and browsing through dozens of player profiles I came across this wonderful childhood photo of world No.26 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, a perfect addition to my Little Tennis Stars series. The photo is from the first day of school. Aaaaw, so […]

Childhood photo of Timea Bacsinszky: The “Comeback Kid”

The tennis world has seen a lot from Timea Bacsinszky lately, and the Swiss player, who ranked in the top ten for the first time in her career this week, seems eager to share more of her life with fans. She created an Instagram recently and posted a cute childhood picture that fits in perfectly with […]

Commemorating Elena Baltacha with cute childhood pics

Today is one year since we tragically lost Elena Baltacha, the former long-term British No.1 women’s tennis player who at the young age of 30 lost her battle to the worst type of liver cancer that generally affects only people older than 50. While Elena’s former students from the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis tied yellow […]