WTA players and their mothers – Part 1


As you know, Women’s Tennis Blog is currently on vacation, but I’ve prepared a number of interesting posts to keep you entertained while I’m away. Even though I won’t be updating about tennis happenings in Brisbane, Auckland, Sydney and Hobart, I will give you a bunch of great posts and the first in the series is the compilation of photos of top women’s tennis players and their mothers. Enjoy!

Caroline Wozniacki and her mom, Anna Wozniacki

Let’s start with Caroline Wozniacki and her mother, Anna Wozniacki. Caroline is coached by her father, Piotr, who played professional soccer, but her mother was also an athlete, having played on the Polish women’s national volleyball team.

Vera Zvonareva mother Natalya

Vera Zvonareva‘s mother Nataliya Bykova played field hockey and was a bronze medalist at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. You can read a very nice story Nataliya herself told a magazine about Vera’s early life and the beginnings of her tennis career.


Kim Clijsters‘ mother is Els Vandecaetsbeek (the blond woman in the picture), a former national gymnastics champion. Kim claims to have inherited gymnast’s flexibility from her mother.

Venus Williams, Oracene Price - 2010 Australian Open

Oracene Price

Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams, is a very familiar face in the tennis world.

Sania Mirza wedding ceremony

The above photo shows Sania Mirza‘s wedding ceremony and on the right you can see her mother Nasima.

Sania Mirza wedding ceremony

Beautiful and interesting photos of the Indian tennis star and her mother!

Sania Mirza and her mother Nasima

Sania Mirza and her mother

More photos of WTA players and their mothers to follow.


  1. Hi! Just wanted to say that this is a good idea, but the woman described as Kim Clijsters’ mother is actually her mother in law.

  2. Yes Miriam is correct – Kim’s mother is only early 40s and she had a baby with her new husband not long after Kim had Jada.

  3. Pitol Pete, wow great sources! I didn’t know Clijsters’ family story is so interesting, her mother actually gave birth a few days before Jada was born? And her mother is good-looking!


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