Michael Venus Wife Sally Trafford: Married Life And Kids

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The professional tennis player Michael Venus can freely participate in the big stages, thanks to his wife, Sally Trafford. 

Sally constantly supports her husband in any way she can. Despite the big responsibilities at home, she never makes Venus feel wrong for doing it.

Venus also credits his wife for all she does. Many of his milestones wouldn’t have been possible if Sally hadn’t been his rock.

Michael Venus During A Match In Rome
Michael Venus During A Match In Rome (Source: Instagram)

Michael Venus is a prominent figure in the world of professional tennis hailing from New Zealand. He was born on October 16, 1987, in Auckland.

The Kiwi family moved to the United States in 2006. Although Venus represented the U.S. through college, he switched nationalities in June 2010 to the country of his birth.

Venus turned professional in 2009 and has achieved numerous accolades throughout his career.

He won the 2017 French Open men’s doubles and was a runner-up in the 2018 Wimbledon.

In addition, Venus won a bronze medal in the men’s doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Michael Venus Wife: Sally Trafford

Michael Venus, an accomplished tennis player, is married to his gorgeous wife, Sally Trafford.

Sally was born in the mid-1980s to her parents, Phil and Joyce Trafford. The Auckland native attended tBA/LLB(Hons) in

Further, she represented New Zealand at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2009.

Michael Venus Shared A Family Photo After The Birth Of First Child
Michael Venus Shared A Family Photo After The Birth Of First Child (Source: Instagram)
After graduation, she went on to work as the Judges’ Clerk at the Ministry of Justice.
Likewise, Sally was a
While in Havard, she was a member of the Law and International Development Society, Corporations Speakers Committee, and Harvard/MIT Start-Up Day team leader and section winner.
In addition, the Harvard-trained lawyer also has experience of being an Associate with UK-based companies like McCarthy Tetrault and Quinn Emanuel.
Only when the couple’s first child was born, she took time off from her prominent career.

Michael Venus: Married Life And Kids

The Kiwi couple met for the first time at a party in London in 2015, and their connection strengthened over time.

Michael Venus proposed to his then-girlfriend, Sally Trafford, on the roof of the O2 Arena in London. It was after he reached the semi-finals of the ATP Masters in November 2017.

The happy pair were blessed with their first child, Lila, on October 14, 2018. Reportedly, Venus raced back to London to be with his fiancee for the birth of their first child.

Sadly, Lila was born with craniosynostosis, where one of the sutures in her head fused early, which restricted her skull growth.

She had three surgeries to open the suture and even out the growth of her head. It’s good news that she’s ahead on all the developmental stuff.

Michael Venus With Wife And Kids
Michael Venus With Wife And Kids (Source: Twitter)

Michael Venus married the brunette beauty in January 2020.

Michael and Sally soon welcomed their second daughter, Georgia, on April 2021. 

Unfortunately, he was separated from Sally and two young daughters for nearly four months as he built toward Tokyo to win an Olympic medal for New Zealand.

Sally also travels with her husband to support him in his matches.

As professional tennis players like him have to travel the world constantly, Venus is thankful for his family’s personal sacrifices.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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