French tennis player Kristina “Kiki” Mladenovic has enjoyed a lot of success in her tennis career, especially in the in doubles. Notably, she is currently ranked number 3 in the doubles rankings. Here’s what we know about Kristina’s family, career and personal life.
Age, Height, Family, and Background
Currently 26 years old, Kristina was born on 14th May 1993 in Saint Pol Sur Mer, France. Kristina’s parents are of Serbian origin. Her father Dragan, played handball and even won gold while participating in the Olympics. Her mother Dzenita played volleyball professionally as well. Her parents moved to France in 1992, a year before Kristina was born. Kristina has a brother named Luca who plays soccer. Coming from a sporting family, Kristina started playing tennis at 8 years old when she was introduced to the sport by her parents. Kristina is 1.84 m tall (6’00”) and plays tennis with her right hand. Kristina current place of residence is in the city of Dubai.
Doubles tournament success
Kristina has been highly successful in doubles, winning in the Australian Open in 2018 with fellow player Timea Babos. The two have also lifted the doubles cup recently at the French Open. Talking about the highest ranking in singles, the French player was ranked 10th in October 2017. She was ranked number 1 in the doubles rankings in June this year.
Dating her boyfriend Dominic Thiem
Kristina is currently dating the handsome Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem. The two started dating in 2017. However, they kept the relationship secret and it was not until 2018 that the couple went public. Kristina was spotted in Dominic’s support box, cheering him on during the 2018 French Open. Dominic would reach the final in that tournament but lost out to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. Meanwhile, Dominic is currently ranked at 5th in the ATP rankings.
Also, Kristina and Dominic have been spotted together a number of times. On social media, the couple has not shied away from showing their affections towards each other. On Instagram, Kristina is fond of posting some very lovely pictures of the two for her followers and it seems they really enjoy each other’s company.
Top pictures on Instagram
Here some of the top pictures of Kiki on Instagram.
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Mladenovic in Zhengzhou, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.49, Kristina has a 23-20 win-loss record in 2019. Kristina is playing in Zhengzhou where she beat Ying-Ying Duan 6-2 6-3.
Kristina will take on Garcia in the 2nd round. The head to head is 1-1.
The last time that they competed against each other, Mladenovic won 6-1 6-2 in the 1st round in Rome in 14th May 2019.