Hannah Klugman Parents: Mother Libby And Father Are Her Inspiration

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Hannah Klugman parents traveled with her for the US Open junior tournament. The teenager reached the quarterfinals before retiring. 

The British tennis sensation Hannah Klugman has taken the tennis world by storm. The 14-year-old felt confident after beating Japanese tennis player Sayaka Ishii in the third round.

Hannah Klugman Pictured At The US Open Playing Against Sakaya Ishii
Hannah Klugman Pictured At The US Open Playing Against Sakaya Ishii (Source: Twitter)

She battered the third-seed player 6-4, 6-1, reaching her first junior Grand Slam quarterfinal. And though she couldn’t progress further, Klugman has caught the attention of many with her performance. 

Throughout the entire tournament, Klugman had the support of her parents and her coaches. In her post-interview, the youngster even gave a shoutout to her head coach, Ben Haran, and her fitness coach, Laura Deigman. 

Hannah Klugman Parents: Mother Libby And Father

Hannah Klugman’s parents, including her mother, Libby Klugman, and her dad, have supported her tennis career since a young age. 

Last year, during an interview, Hannah revealed she had been surrounded by tennis from a young age. Her three older sisters played the sport, and she would join them occasionally. Her mother, Libby, isn’t a former tennis player but enjoys playing tennis, and so does the rest of her family. 

Hannah would play tennis against a wall or with her mom, Libby, with her sisters competing on the court at their local club, Westside, in London. A few of the tennis fans in the tennis forums have briefly talked about the young tennis star and her upbringing.

Hannah Klugman Celebrates After Winning A Point In The US Open Junior Tournament
Hannah Klugman Celebrates After Winning A Point In The US Open Junior Tournament (Source: Twitter)

One of the tennis enthusiasts on the British Tennis Active Board website said they had seen Hannah playing at her local club at seven and said she had always been special with serve.

The fan further added her attitude towards tennis has always been casual and unpretentious. The writer said it’s because of her parents, who aren’t pushy, unlike other tennis parents. 

Libby and her husband have tried to keep themselves away from the public limelight. But with Hannah being crowned as the next big thing in tennis, we might soon see some interviews from their side. 

The couple recently traveled with their daughter across the Atlantic to root for her in the US Open junior tournament. Klugman was going strong before retiring in the quarterfinal due to extreme heat and humidity. 

Hannah Klugman Tennis Career So Far 

Hannah Klugman made her ITF Junior debut last year at the J3 Loughborough tournament. Only 13 at the time, Hannah went on to win the contest against France’s Astrid Lew Yah Foon. 

The tournament received coverage from British tabloid The Times, unusual for a teenager, but if you are a once-in-a-lifetime player, it’s not new. In the follow-up tournament, Hannah repeated the same feat. 

She reached the finals in J2 Istanbul and J3 Barcelona, and earlier this year, in February, won the J200 Siauliai Tournament. In April, she won the J200 Aldershot and made it through to the main draw in the Roland Garros Junior Championship. 

Though she crashed out of the Junior Championships, Wimbledon, in the third round, Hannah bounced back by reaching the finals of the J300 Repentigny. 

After reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open, Hannah Klugman has certainly caught the eyes of many tennis fans worldwide. The youngster certainly has a bright future ahead of her, and if she keeps herself away from injuries, Hannah will be making her professional debut soon.

Sriyukta Pradhananga
From reading celebrity blinds to keeping up with scores of all the different sports happening worldwide, Sriyukta can't simply have enough of the entertainment world. She pairs her passion for creative writing with other niche interests.

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