Naomi Broady Bio: Education, Net worth & Controversy

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Broady is a British tennis player, and her big serve is the stand-out feature among her playing techniques. Broady also worked as a commentator on Radio Five Live for the 2021 U.S. 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, at the end of the year, was without any ranking.

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 ranking of world No. 76 and No. 56 in the doubles rankings.

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, till now, in 2023, assumably is on maternity leave as she delivered her twins on 19.12.22.

In Tennis 2023 Australian Open is going on, and Broady did not participate.

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 32 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 (Active)
  • Commentator
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 2023

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 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 32 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 and weighs around 154 lbs.

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

Being an 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.

Aside from that, she has long blonde hair and brown eyes. Also, she is British by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Professional Career

2004–2008

Initially, Naomi started her tennis journey by competing on the junior ITF circuit from January 2004 until June 2008

Later in 2006, she got honored with one singles title at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament, but unfortunately, she lost in other quarterfinals.  

Eventually, Naomi also participated in junior doubles. However, she could not win any title but reached the quarterfinal in four tournaments and the semifinal in one.

In the end, she got ranked in the 251st number in the career-high ranking and had a win-loss record of 11-15.

Following January 2005, she played on the adult ITF circuit but didn’t qualify in any five matches. However, in 2006, with hard work and dedication, she continued playing on the ITF circuit. 

Fortunately, in 2007, she reached the quarterfinals of the Sunderland 10,000 tournament but lost to Anna Smith.

That year, she also reached the semifinals of the Sunderland competition but again got beaten by Christina Wheeler. Subsequently, she got ranked 713 that year.

2008 – 2009

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

After that, she participated in the Tier III Birmingham Classic tournament and defeated Andreja Klepač but lost a hard-fought fight in the second round to Margit Rüütel.

In addition, she made her first Grand Slam appearance at Wimbledon during a qualifying match but was defeated by Rika Fujiwara in the initial round.

Likewise, she spent the rest of the season on the ITF circuit and participated in three more quarterfinals. In the end, she got ranked number 444. 

Moving to 2009, Broady qualified for the quarterfinals of the Glasgow in January 2009. Following her success, she also reached the quarterfinals of an ITF tournament.

Her excellent display in the event shifted her position into the top 400 for the first time in her life. 

Moreover, in June, she passed for the WTA main draw, which happened at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, where she competed against Alla Kudryavtseva.

Unfortunately, she got beaten by Katie O’Brien in the second round of qualifiers. Sadly, Naomi got seriously injured and halted participating in tournaments for a while.

But it came with a full strike for a $25,000 event in Mexico and won another. The following week, she again won a $10,000 event in Cuba.

2014 – 2015

Broady received a wild card into Wimbledon’s main draw following a successful season, including tournament wins in Sharm El Sheikh, Namangan, and Fukuoka.

Subsequently, that year she won her first Grand Slam victory. 

Likewise, she also reached the Aegon Surbiton Trophy’s semifinals and achieved her first win of the season by winning against Ajla Tomljanović at the Birmingham Classic. 

Sadly, she lost to Simona Halep in the next round. Fortunately, Naomi picked her pace when she qualified for the main draw of the Citi Open.

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

In the event, she beat Jarmila Gajdošová in three sets. This remarkable performance achieved her first win as the main draw of a WTA event.

Consequently, after defeating Robin Anderson, she also won her first season title at a $25,000 Landisville event.

After that, Broady ventured to qualify for the U.S. Open but got defeated by Anett Kontaveit.

Eventually, that year, Broady competed in the Coleman Vision Tennis Championships’ final match, where she lost to Michaëlla Krajicek.

There, she was close to breaking the record of the ITF female player with her 28 aces. That brought her to a career ranking of 116.

2016

Broady started her 2016 with a kick start by participating in the ASB Classic, Auckland.

She joined the qualifying round and won matches against Laura Siegemund, Kateryna Kozlova, and Magdaléna Rybáriková. 

Consequently, she recorded the biggest win of her career after defeating Ana Ivanovic in the first round.

However, her round two with Jeļena Ostapenko turned controversial during their second-set tiebreak when Ostapenko threw her racket at the back of the court.

Ostapenko was allotted a code violation and lost to Naomi in three sets.

Likewise, Naomi also got eliminated in the opening round Australian Open. After that, she participated in the ITF events in Maui and Midland. 

Adding to that, she won $100,000 at an event in Midland by beating Robin Anderson in the final. And finally, her success appeared in the world stop 100 for the first time. 

The following year, Naomi participated in a high-value Premier-5 event in Doha. There, she gained the first position in her opening match but, unfortunately, lost in the final to Elena Vesnina.

Henceforth, she flew to Kuala Lumpur and won against Klára Koukalová, Yang Zhaoxuan, and Sabine Lisicki, a former Wimbledon finalist, lifting her career to a height by ranking in 76.

2017- 2021

In 2017, Broady competed in the ITF Dow Tennis Classic in February 2017, reaching the singles final but being defeated by Tatjana Maria.

In May 2017, she won the doubles competition at the Empire Slovak Open against Heather Watson. 

Hence, her ranking moved to 56 after that win. But sadly, she failed in the first round of wild card entry at Wimbledon in 2018.

She is not retired from her Tennis profession but has lately been working as a commentator she did on Radio Five Live for the 2021 U.S. Open.

Kicking off the 2023 Australian Open started on Monday, 16 January 2023, till Sunday, 29 January 2023.

There is no news regarding her participation, so we can conclude that she hasn’t participated in the Australian Open since 2019.

Net Worth, Salary & Income

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

She has managed to make a very successful career out of tennis. Sadly, her exact salary and income are kept dark from the media.

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

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

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 against Caroline Wozniacki without a bra.

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: 63k followers
  • Twitter: 19.6k followers
  • Facebook: 17k followers

 

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

The Search Graph

Naomi Broady, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Naomi Broady, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

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.

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