WTA players and their mothers – Part 2


The second part of our series “WTA players and their mothers” is a special featuring retired tennis players (you can check out the first part here).

navratilova and her mother

Martina Navratilova and her mother Jana, who passed away at the age of 75.

mauresmo mom 2

In the photos above and below you can see Amelie Mauresmo‘s mother Françoise. The photos are from the Paris ceremony paying tribute to the career of the France’s former world No.1 and two-time Grand Slam champion.

mauresmo mom 1

In the following photo you can see Martina Hingis‘ mother Melanie Molitorova.

Martina Hingis' mother Melanie

As early as in her pregnancy, Melanie wanted her daughter to be a top tennis player, as she herself was once ranked tenth among women in Czechoslovakia.

hingis mother

Elena Dementieva‘s mother Vera was a recreational tennis players and coached her daughter.

Elena Dementieva and her motherElena Dementieva and her mother

Elena has recently retired, without prior notice, during the WTA Championships in Doha, and the second photo is from the emotional ceremony of Elena saying goodbye to tennis.

More photos of tennis players and their mothers to follow.


  1. The picture of Mauresmo has been photoshop-ed. Watch the head of Forget. There is white around.

    About Martina Hingis, you should mention the key role she had during the Roland Garros trophy ceremony in 1999: Hingis was booed during the whole match, which was fantastic BTW. She wanted so much her last missing slam. Graff was supported by the crowd, and she eventually won. Crying Hingis went away off the court before the ceremony! Her mother firmly and authoritatively brought her back to the court. It was probably one of the toughest moment for Hingis. I remember that I was so much for Graff during the match. Hingis was so unbearable. Ten years later, I understand the frustration of Hingis. Her mother was very right to bring her back to the court. It was the right move and I’m sure that Hingis has understood it later…


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