Who is Emma Navarro? The Story Behind Wimbledon’s Rising American Star

Who is Emma Navarro? The Story Behind Wimbledon’s Rising American Star

Here comes a rising American tennis star.

Emma Navarro is on her way to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after pulling off a major upset in the fourth round, defeating world number two Coco Gauff in straight sets on Centre Court on Sunday night.

It’s been a meteoric rise for Navarro, who only recently began her professional career. She had great success in college and 2024 is her breakout year as she seeks her first major tournament title as world number 19.

Here’s what you need to know about Emma Navarro ahead of her first appearance in a major quarterfinal.

Where is Emma Navarro from?

Navarro is originally from New York City, New York.

Emma Navarro Age

Navarro, born on May 18, 2001, is 23 years old.

Emma Navarro’s father

Navarro’s father is billionaire Ben Navarro, founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group. He invests in tennis and is the owner of the Charleston Open and in 2022 the owner of the Cincinnati Open.

Where did Emma Navarro study?

Navarro is a notable tennis freshman who played at the collegiate level at the University of Virginia from 2020 to 2022. In her first season, she represented the United States as the 2021 NCAA individual champion. She qualified for the Open, her first major. She finished her Cavalier career with a 51-3 singles record.

Emma Navarro’s professional career, highlights

Navarro turned fully professional in 2022, but it wasn’t until 2023 that she really hit her stride. She performed well in tournaments on the WTA Tour, winning the 2023 French Open. In January, she won her first title at the 2024 Hobart International and continued to rise up the world rankings.

She continued to make strides in major tournaments in 2024. She reached the third round at the 2024 Australian Open and reached the fourth round of a major for the first time at the 2024 French Open, defeating Madison Keys in the third round. She ultimately lost to second seed Aryna Sabalenka. She is now in her first major quarterfinal at Wimbledon 2024.

Emma Navarro Wimbledon 2024

  • First round: Defeated Qiang Wang (6-0, 6-2)
  • Second round: Defeated Naomi Osaka (6-4, 6-1)
  • Third round: Defeated Diana Shnaider (2-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Fourth round: Defeated Coco Gauff (6-4, 6-3)

Who will Emma Navarro face next?

Navarro will face Jasmine Paolini in the women’s singles quarterfinals.

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