Natalie Grandin Bio

  • Coached by Petra de Jong
  • Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard
  • Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents; father, Roy, is a project manager for an IT department; mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder; has two sisters (Deirdre, Fiona); everyone in family plays tennis
  • Has two cats, Tosca and Jennifer
  • Speaks English and Afrikaans
  • Favorite actors are George Clooney and Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption
  • Favorite music artists are Maroon 5 and James Blunt
  • Other sports interests are field hockey and swimming
  • Relaxes by reading, watching movies and swimming
  • Favorite place to visit is London
  • Most memorable moment was playing Fed Cup for South Africa in her home town
  • Person most admired is Nelson Mandela
  • Favorite tournament is Quebec City
  • Goal is to crack Top 100.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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