Naomi Broady Bio: Education, Net worth & Controversy

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Naomi Broady is a British tennis player whose big serve is the stand-out feature among her playing techniques. Broady also worked as a commentator on Radio Five Live for the 2021 US Open.

Naomi Broady is a well-renowned tennis player from England. She attended Priestnall School with her younger brother, Liam Broady, a tennis player.

Broady began playing tennis at seven and was the 2007 British Under-18 girls’ champion.

She started playing in adult ITF tournaments in January 2005 but did not qualify for any of the five tournaments and was without any ranking at the end of the year.

In September 2007, Broady and David Rice were suspended by the LTA for “unprofessional behavior” due to their pictures of partying and drinking on social media.

Naomi Broady (Source: Cosmopolitan.com)
Naomi Broady (Source: Cosmopolitan.com)

During 2016 and 2017, she reached her best singles world ranking of No. 76 and No. 56 in the doubles.

Naomi has been the champion of nine singles and nineteen doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. Additionally, she is mainly known for winning the WTA doubles title.

She didn’t play during the 2022 season due to her pregnancy break and she delivered her twins on December 19, 2022.

Today, we will learn more about this beautiful tennis star, from her early life to her professional life.

Also, we will discuss her family, net worth, personal life, and many more. So keep reading and stick to the end of this article.

Before getting into details, let us examine some facts about Naomi Broady.

Quick Facts

Full Name Naomi Broady
Birth Date February 28, 1990
Birth Place Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Nick Name Naomi
Religion Christian
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Education Priestnall School
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Simon Broady
Mother’s Name Shirley Broady
Siblings
  • Liam Broady
  • Calum Broady
  • Emma Broady
Age 33 Years Old
Height 6’2″/1.89 m/189 cm
Weight 70 kg/154 lb.
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure Unknown
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband None
Children None
Profession
  • Professional Tennis Player (former)
  • Commentator (former)
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Salary Unknown
Currently Works At Unknown
Prize Money $1.2 Million
Affiliations WTA, ITF
Active Since 2006
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch N/A
Last Update February 2024

Early Life & Education

The professional tennis player was born in Stockport, England, on February 28, 1990.

She is the daughter of a proud father, Simo Broady, and a mother, Shirley Broady. Her parents were real estate moguls and also used to work in the music industry.

Along with her parents, Naomi grew up with three siblings; two brothers named Liam Broady and Calum Broady, and a sister named Emma Broady.

Her brother, Liam Broady, is also a prominent figure in the tennis world. He was the winner of Junior Wimbledon champion in 2010 and the Junior Australian Open champion in 2012.

A young Naomi
A Young Naomi (Source: Pinterest)

From a young age, Naomi had a deep passion for tennis and started playing when she was 7.

She joined the junior ITF tour at 13 and became the British under eighteen girls’ champion in 2007.

As for her education, she went to Priestnall School in Stockport, England. Sadly, there is no information about Naomi’s college tennis career or education.

How Old Is Naomi Broady? Age & Height

Beautiful and talented, Naomi is 33 years old. Being in her 30s, she is still active in her tennis career and plays energetically.

Besides that, she has an astounding height of 1.89 m (6 feet 2 inches) and weighs around 154 lbs (70 kg).

Naomi Broady (Source: Instagram)
Naomi Broady (Source: Instagram)

Being a former athlete, Naomi takes good care of her physique and is very fit and healthy. Along with that, she also follows a rigorous diet and avoids sugary foods.

Besides, her long blonde hair and brown eyes are some of her attributes that compliments her appearance.

Also, she is British by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Professional Career

2004–2008

Naomi began her tennis journey on the junior ITF circuit from 2004 to 2008.

In 2006, she won a singles title at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament and reached the quarterfinals in other tournaments.

In junior doubles, she reached the quarterfinals in four tournaments and the semifinals in one. Her career-high ranking was 251st, with a win-loss record of 11-15.

In the senior ITF circuit, she played from January 2005 but didn’t qualify in five matches. However, in 2006, she persevered and continued competing.

She reached the quarterfinals of the Sunderland 10,000 tournament in 2007 but was defeated by Anna Smith.

Broady also made it to the semifinals but lost to Christina Wheeler. Her ranking that year was 713th.

2008 – 2009

In 2008, Broady made a promising start by reaching the semifinals in her first $10k ITF tournament in Sunderland and made her WTA Tour debut in June.

She had a good run at the Tier III Birmingham Classic, defeating Andreja Klepač but narrowly lost to Margit Rüütel in the second round.

In her first Grand Slam appearance at Wimbledon, she was defeated in the qualifying round by Rika Fujiwara.

Broady spent the rest of the season on the ITF circuit, reaching three more quarterfinals, and achieved a ranking of 444.

In 2009, she continued her success, reaching the quarterfinals of the Glasgow tournament and an ITF event, breaking into the top 400 for the first time.

In June, she competed in the WTA main draw at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham but lost in the second round of qualifiers to Katie O’Brien.

Unfortunately, she suffered a serious injury and took a break from tournaments.

However, she made a strong comeback, winning a $25,000 event in Mexico and another $10,000 event in Cuba the following week.

2014 – 2015

Broady received a wild card for Wimbledon’s main draw after a successful season with wins in Sharm El Sheikh, Namangan, and Fukuoka. She secured her first Grand Slam victory that year.

In addition, she reached the semifinals of the Aegon Surbiton Trophy and notched her first win of the season against Ajla Tomljanović at the Birmingham Classic, but lost to Simona Halep in the next round.

She qualified for the main draw of the Citi Open and achieved her first win in a WTA event.

Naomi Broady While Practise (Source: Instagram)
Naomi Broady In The Court (Source: Instagram)

Broady won her first season title at a $25,000 Landisville event and attempted to qualify for the US Open but was defeated by Anett Kontaveit.

She reached the final of the Coleman Vision Tennis Championships but lost to Michaëlla Krajicek, coming close to breaking the ITF female player record with 28 aces.

Her performance led to a career ranking of 116.

2016

In 2016, Broady started strong by participating in the ASB Classic in Auckland.

She won qualifying matches and achieved the biggest win of her career by defeating Ana Ivanovic in the first round.

She advanced to the second round after a controversial match against Jeļena Ostapenko. At the Australian Open, she was eliminated in the opening round.

Broady then won a $100,000 event in Midland and broke into the top 100 for the first time.

In 2017, she reached the final of a Premier-5 event in Doha but lost to Elena Vesnina.

She continued her success in Kuala Lumpur, defeating Klára Koukalová, Yang Zhaoxuan, and Sabine Lisicki, and achieved a career-high ranking of 76.

2017- 2021

In 2017, Broady reached the singles final of the ITF Dow Tennis Classic but lost to Tatjana Maria.

She won the doubles competition at the Empire Slovak Open against Heather Watson, which helped improve her ranking to 56.

However, she was unsuccessful in the first round of the wild card entry at Wimbledon in 2018.

Moreover, Broady also worked as a commentator, including for the 2021 US Open on Radio Five Live.

Net Worth, Salary & Income

Naomi Broady is a renowned former tennis player. Through her hard work and dedication, she received a reasonable sum of money and holds a high net worth.

She has managed to make a very successful career out of tennis. However, there is no information available regarding her actual yearly figures she bagged during her professional career.

But according to sources, she has accumulated a net worth of between $1 to $5 million till now. Likewise, she has earned $1,259,834 as prize money from her various games.

Personal Life | Husband & Kids

Naomi likes to keep her personal life private from others and the media, unlike other celebrities.

Also, she has not mentioned any of her past relationships and boyfriends. Thus, we can assume that the young player is single.

Broady announced her pregnancy in July 2022 via an Instagram post and on 2022 Christmas announced the news by sharing a photo of her newborns dressed in holiday outfits with the caption,

“Our Christmas gifts arrived early under the tree this year and whilst we haven’t made it home yet, we couldn’t be more grateful.”

However, there is no news regarding the twins’ father on the internet or any IVF procedure.

Controversy

In 2014, the scandalous decision prevailed, and British star Naomi Broady was the unfortunate victim.

At Wimbledon 2014, in her second-round clash, Naomi Broady was forced to compete without a bra against the former No. 1 player, Caroline Wozniacki.

As during that time, WTA players were obliged to wear all-white dress as per the Wimbledon Championships’ compulsory clothing and underwear regulations.

However this rule is now halted after several heated debates, which particularly involved Naomi’s crucial match loss.

Social Media Presence

Being a professional tennis player, Naomi has accumulated thousands of followers on various social media platforms.

She is active on her social media handles and primarily uses Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to connect with her fans.

  • Instagram: 62.2k followers
  • Twitter: 19.5k followers
  • Facebook: 17k followers

Naomi has also hosted sports events as a commentator, as seen in her Instagram posts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Where does Naomi Broady live?

Naomi currently resides in Stockport, England.

Is Naomi linked with any controversy?

In September 2007, Naomi and David Rice, her competitor, got suspended from the LTA for unethical behavior and lack of order due to their pictures uploaded on Bebo's website.

Are Liam and Naomi related?

Naomi Broady is the sister of the tennis player Liam Broady.

What is Naomi Broady scared of?

Naomi is scared of flying, and she doesn't like spiders and pigeons.

Why injury did Naomi Broady have in the 2020 season?

Naomi suffered an ankle injury in the 2020 season.

Did Naomi Broady work at the supermarket?

In an interview with BBC Radio Manchester, Naomi Broady said she considered working at a supermarket when tennis season was locked because of the Coronavirus outbreak.  “ I was looking at doing supermarket work, especially at the start when they were saying they were struggling for staff.”

Is Naomi Broady retired?

No, the tennis player has not retired just yet.

Did Naomi Broady and Eden Silva ever play?

Naomi Broady lost to Eden Silva while playing at ITF Potchefstroom, South Africa, in Feb 2021.

Is Naomi Broady, a commentator?

Naomi Broady hosted on Radio Five Live for the U.S. Open in the 2021 season.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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