Magda Linette is this year’s Australian Open reveal and tonight she will play the semi-finals of the tournament. The path of the Polish woman to the top was difficult, and the history of her family is especially interesting.
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Two hundred years ago, a French soldier, who fell in love with a Polish woman during the Napoleonic Wars, moved to Wielkopolska. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Magda Lynette. Today it is difficult to say whether it was the original surname after the French ancestor, or a slightly altered one, because – according to leszekbacinskikabat.com – the surname Linette takes various forms, and itself means one who grows flax.
Let’s also add, by the way, that our tennis player does not have a family relationship with football player Karol Linetti, although athletes from time to time support each other in social media. Recently, Linetti congratulated his friend on winning the match.
Magda Lynette was taught tennis from scratch by her father. Already at the age of three, she received the racket of her dreams, and two years later she began training. Her idol was Monica Seles. Over time, the young player’s father decided that it would be best if Michał Dembiński took her under his wing, and he himself would coach the others. To this day, Thomas Linnett works as a tennis coach. His daughter, in turn, felt more pressure. This was especially noticeable when she was 15-16 years old.
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– Entering the world of tennis is associated with numerous trips, and therefore – huge costs. At fifteen, I did not know whether financial considerations would allow me to pursue a professional career. At that time, I only played in a few foreign tournaments that we could afford financially, – she told Uniipoznania.com.
– When we managed to leave, I often panicked on the field, a consequence of the huge financial responsibility of our entire team, – she added.
Fortunately, the idea of quitting tennis was brought up by a sponsor who appeared when she was 16 years old. Then Lynette, already with some financial security, begins to develop her career. Seven years later, it was in the adult top 100 for the first time.
She did not give up her studies
For Magda Linette, aside from tennis, learning is very important. The Polish woman completed a course of study at the famous Harvard Business School. Studying at Indiana East University can be even more impressive.
After training on the field, the player sits down at the books and learns. The studies were conducted outside its walls, and the Skype platform was often used for the tests. Linette chose the field of Marketing and Management. I graduated in 2021.
Traveling is also important to Linette. The tennis player loves to recharge in warm countries. In an interview with tennisklub.pl, she admitted that she treats him as a reward after the difficulties of the season.
You have achieved great success
Magda Lynette can often be described as a strong tennis player. She won two WTA 250 championships in singles. She missed a major success in the Grand Slam. This came less than a month before his 31st birthday. The Poznań player advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (previously she reached the maximum third round of Grand Slam tournaments), defeating three seeded opponents along the way (Anett Kontaveit, Jekaterina Alexandroua, Caroline Garcia). You can see that the collaboration with Marek Gaillard is very good, and the Polish woman changes directions, playing angularly and attackingly.
In previous years, he was the coach of Polish tennis player Ivo Zonic. They also began to form a couple in their own lives, which made them decide to separate the two fields and then the Croat stopped being her coach. However, this relationship did not last and Linnet was no longer preparing for the new season in Croatia. However, Gellard has been joined by Iain Hughes and it is this duo who support Magda in Melbourne from the stands.
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