Making Headlines: Jessica Korda

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Each week throughout the year we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life - both on and off the course. Up next in the "This week is all about..." series is Jessica Korda. Be sure to read the latest buzz about Korda.

 

Jessica Korda comes up aces on LPGA Tour

by Sandra Harwitt

Jessica Korda was born to be a tennis player.

Her dad, Petr Korda, a spiky-haired Czech nicknamed “Woodstock” after the Peanuts character, was the 1998 Australian Open champion and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world.

Her mom, Regina Rajchrtova, reached a career-high ranking of No. 26 in April 1991 and made it to the fourth round twice at the U.S. Open before knee injuries ended her tennis career in 1992. More>>

 

5 Things: Korda, 18, wins Aussie Open

by Julie Williams

When Jessica Korda hoisted the trophy Sunday at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, she became the fourth youngest winner of an LPGA event in history. Just two weeks shy of her 19th birthday, Korda also became only the fifth player to win an LPGA event at the age of 18 or younger.

To get to the winner’s circle, Korda had to take out five other players who also finished regulation at 3-under 289. She did it with a birdie on the second extra hole. More>>

 

Jessica Korda wins Australian in playoff

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Jessica Korda broke out her father's trademark scissor-kick celebration Sunday when she won the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne for her first LPGA Tour title.

She decided against the cart wheels that her father, Petr, did when he won the 1998 Australian Open tennis title. Maybe she was still dizzy following a topsy-turvy final day of the tournament.

After losing the lead with a late bogey run, the 18-year-old American fought back to take the last spot in an improbable six-player playoff, then won with a 25-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole. More>>

 

The New Girl

by Stina Sternberg

She's 19, refreshingly quirky and immensely talented. Add Jessica Korda to the promising list of young LPGA Champions.

Q: After a so-so freshman year on the LPGA Tour, you came out of nowhere to win the first event of 2012, the Women's Australian open. What changed?
Jessica Korda: I did a lot of growing up in 2011. Going out on tour was like being thrown into the deep end of the pool, and I was not prepared for what pro life is like. I was still in high school and had a hard time finding balance. More>>

 

Jessica Korda: Like father, like daughter

Win McMurry sits down with 2012 Women's Australian Open Champion Jessica Korda to discuss her first LPGA victory and hash over how the daughter of two tennis professionals got her start in golf. Watch Now>>

 

Meet Four Female Pro Golfers Who Are Changing The Game

by Casey Lewis

These girls may be young, but their golf careers are in full swing. More>>

 

Golfer Jessica Korda on Competing in the U.S. Women's Open

by Sierra Tishgart

This nineteen-year-old athlete recently won her first LPGA title at the Australian Open. On July 5, she'll strive for the top women's golf prize in the country. More>>

 

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