Lindsay Davenport’s son making waves on the junior tennis circuit

Lindsay Davenport Credit: Alamy
Lindsay Davenport Credit: Alamy

The kids of tennis champions tend to have a great chance to shine in the game and the son of former world No 1 and Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport is making waves in the junior ranks.

Sebastian Korda’s emergence as a force at the top of the men’s game comes after his father Petr won the Australian Open and there have been numerous examples of tennis stars following in the footsteps of their parents.

Brandon Holt has produced some eye-catching performances on the ATP Tour, with his mother Tracy Austin giving him some great tennis advice after her great story in the game was highlighted by two US Open wins.

Now young Jagger Leach is making his mark in the game, with his mother looking on proudly from the sidelines.

Davenport was a three-time Grand Slam singles champion and now her son Jagger is showing real signs of promise on the ITF junior circuit.

Still only 15, Jagger has turned in some impressive performances so far in 2023, as highlighted here by statistics provided by the ITF:

* Leach has played 15 matches this season and won them all, dropping just one set in the process. This has seen him top the podium at three ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events this season – J60 Christchurch, J60 Wellington and J100 Auckland.

* His victory at J60 Christchurch in mid-January was the teenager’s maiden ITF title of his career, while he started that week ranked No. 444 in the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Rankings. He now sits at No. 188.

* Leach heads the leaderboard for ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors titles in 2023. No other player has lifted silverware on three occasions this season, although a flurry of players are hot on his heels with two titles to their name.

* Leach has chalked up the most match-wins of any boy on the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors this season. His tally of 15 sits joint-second on the overall list of match-wins by a junior player this season, with Morocco’s Aya El Aouni posting 16 and Nisan Can of Türkiye returning 15 also.

It is fair to say that Jagger will be getting plenty of media attention if his impressive run of form continues over the next few months.

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