Photos by Ben Solomon
Jennifer Brady, one of the most promising American players and 2021 Australian Open finalist, is returning to action at the US open this week, after injuries kept her sidelined for the last couple of years. Within months of reaching a career-high ranking of No. 13, Brady incurred a stress fracture in her knee which needed surgery. Previously planning for a comeback earlier this year, Brady’s plans were thwarted by a foot injury.
Ahead of her long-awaited comeback, Brady appeared at a special on-court event at Court16 FiDi last week, where she put a select group of the media (myself included) through drills, shared tips, and let us experience her famed big forehand. She also hit with the young tennis campers — next gen tennis stars. The 28-year-old American plays with a Babolat Pure Aero, which we also not only got to hit with, but take home too!
With her comeback now scheduled for the US Open, Brady is playing with a protected ranking after being unranked after two full years she was sidelined from the tour. We can’t wait to see her back in action!