Austin Krajicek’s parents, Rob and Sherry Krajicek, raised their only child in Tampa, Florida. Rob and Sherry come from athletic background.
The 33-year-old tennis player, Austin Krajicek, at one point thought of giving up on tennis. The losses were piling up, and the sport had become a financial burden.
But a call to play doubles in a minor league tournament in England changed the course of Austin’s career. He realized he wasn’t a singles player and has been playing doubles and mixed doubles.
In April 2022, he played his first tournament with his current partner, Ivan Dodig, and since then the two have set the tennis court on fire. They reached the 2022 French Open final but lost out to the duo of Marcelo Arevalo and Jean Julien Rojer.
But they returned to the same place a year later and took the French Open trophy home. They hope to repeat the same feat in Wimbledon and would love to maintain their No. 1 position.
Austin Krajicek Parents, Rob, And Sherry Krajicek
Austin Krajicek’s parents, Rob and Sherry Krajicek, are former athletes.
Rob Krajicek, the father of Austin Krajicek, was a collegiate basketball player at Capital University. He earned a marketing degree in 1977 and has worked for SkyMed International for the last 20 years.
Rob began working for SkyMed in 2002 as an ambassador representative and to date holds that position. He also holds the position of Vice President of the Marketing SE division in the company.
In 2019, he added another title to his name at SkyMed. Rob also works as a Vice President of National Sales and VP of Travel Central at SkyMed Travel & Cruise Center, a division of SkyMed International.
In 2016, Rob also became the CEO of Portable Tennis Partner, an established company he bought from his longtime/friend and tennis trainer/coach, Steve Smith.
But that business might have been shut down as Rob doesn’t seem to promote it on his Facebook, and the company website is no longer functioning.
Austin’s mother, Sherry Krajicek, is a former professional water skier, with Rob having shared a few pictures back from her heyday on his social media.
Austin Krajicek Wife, Misia Krajicek, Is A Former Collegiate Tennis Player
Austin Krajicek’s wife, Misia Krajicek, works as a director of data analytics and customer success for Red Onion.
A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in marketing and business administration, Misia later enrolled at Texas A&M University to pursue a marketing degree.
In the Krajicek household, Austin isn’t the only member with a tennis history. His wife, Misia, was part of the women’s tennis at Illinois.
Misia Krajicek Tennis Career
Before joining Illinois, Misia played tennis for St Joseph’s Academy, leading her team to three state titles.
She was a part of the All-Metro State Team four times. She was also Player of the Year twice and ranked no.41 nationally in 2010.
During her university days, Misia won the team Fighting Illini Spirit Award in her senior year, winning 12 singles matches and six games in Big Ten Play.
After graduating in 2013, Misia seems to have strayed away from the life of a tennis player and began working as a talent agent assistant at Station 3 Entertainment.
She previously worked at Grub Barger Bar as a sales and marketing analyst for a year before joining her current workplace at Red Onion.
Misia And Austin Relationship
Austin and Misia have been private about their love life and haven’t shared too much on social media.
The couple first went public with their romance in 2016. He shared a picture of him and Misia on Valentine’s Day, having enjoyed a dinner date at City Oyster and Sushi Bar.
Since then, Misia has appeared a few times on his Instagram handle. In 2017, the couple became parents for the first time but of a cute fur baby named Tucker.
The tennis player has shared many cute pictures with Austin and his family on his social media page. On March 6, 2021, Krajicek shared the news of his engagement.
Austin posted a black-and-white image of him and Misia, with the former tennis player showing off her engagement ring as she placed her hand on his chest.
The proposal had taken place a month before the Instagram post, and on December 4 of the same year, the couple tied the knot in College Station, Texas.
In his recent interview with The New York Times, Misia shared Austin had thought of quitting the sport after having struggled for years.
His tennis dream had been hurting them financially. It was Misia who was covering most of their expenses as they lived in a cheap apartment in Chicago.
But now Misia must be glad Austin never gave up on his dream and today stands as the No.1 men’s doubles tennis player.