Like Father Like Daughter, Jessica Korda Wins The Australian Open Golf Title
by Tom Gainey | February 13th, 2012, 10:44 am
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Back in 1998 it was Petr Korda winning the Australian Open tennis championships. This weekend, the lefties daughter won her own Australian Open title, in golf. Young 18-year-old Jessica Korda won a six-player playoff in Melbourne to win her first career LPGA title.

“I’m overwhelmed. I got to speak to everybody but my brother who was sleeping,” Korda said.

“My father said he was so proud of me, but he wanted to talk later about the three-putts.”

After the win Jessica even emulated her father’s famous celebration routine by doing a “scissor kick”.

“Dad and I spoke on Monday and he said Melbourne had been good to him,” she added.

“I love watching Melbourne tennis, I watch it all the time. It’s just a really special place for my family.

“So for my first win, I honestly couldn’t have thought of a better place.”

Jessica, who plays under the American flag, will move climb in the LPGA rankings from 285 to No. 30.


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4 Comments for Like Father Like Daughter, Jessica Korda Wins The Australian Open Golf Title

Ben Pronin Says:

Wasn’t Korda busted for doping?


Humble Rafa Says:

Yes. He failed a dope test.But he was also the left hander who hit the ball the sweetest.


CM Says:

Yes he was tested positive for doping. How unfortunate for tennis. Hope his daughter learn his lesson.


Duro Says:

Ha ha ha, Ben won’t let these doping themes go no matter what…

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