Sixteen-year-old tennis pro Robin Montgomery has signed a clothing and shoes sponsorship agreement with Fila. Their cooperation is official now, although the up-and-coming American has been wearing the Fila logo since 2015.
The teenage phenomenon drew attention to her game during the breakout 2019 season that saw her reach the final at the Easter Bowl in March, help lead the United States to a junior Fed Cup title in September, and cap off the year by winning the title at the Junior Orange Bowl Championship (18s Division), the most prestigious junior tournament in the world outside of the Grand Slams. Montgomery carried her momentum into the 2020 season, where she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Junior Championships, catapulting her to a career-high world ranking of No.5 on the ITF junior circuit, and the No.1-ranked American junior.
Montgomery burst onto the professional scene in a big way, winning her first title in March 2020 at Las Vegas, an ITF World Tennis Tour W25 event. The victory came in her fourth career professional tournament, before the suspension of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the resumption of play, Montgomery made her professional Grand Slam debut as a wild card at the 2020 US Open at just 15 years old, the youngest player in either the men’s or women’s field. Montgomery capped off the year on a high note with her first ITF doubles title in October at Reims, France.
The young American is currently ranked No.357 in singles on the WTA Tour, nine spots lower than her career high achieved in March this year.
Montgomery commented on making the long-standing partnership official:
Fila has already shown tremendous faith in me early in my tennis career, and I am honored to officially join their roster of sponsored professional players. Fila is iconic in the sport of tennis, with so many inspiring players past and present who have represented the brand. I am looking forward to making a positive impact together both on and off the court.
Montgomery is a native of Washington DC, where she trains at the Fila-sponsored Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a world-class training program offering opportunities for junior players from all backgrounds to reach their full potential on the court and in the classroom. Montgomery was introduced to the sport at age five through the JTCC’s Game On community outreach program, and has trained at the academy near her home as part of their Champions Program. She currently volunteers as a mentor with younger Game On participants in an effort to give back.