Months After Wide-Spread Venus and Serena Williams’ Analogy, 18YO Rising WTA Star Reveals Love for Meghan Markle’s Hit Netflix Show

Published 09/30/2023, 1:56 AM EDT

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In the world of professional tennis, where every move is watched closely, it’s easy to forget that the players we admire have interests outside the game. Linda Fruhvirtova, an 18-year-old tennis sensation from the Czech Republic, is not just an athlete but also a young person with her own tastes and trends. While she’s had her fair share of ups and downs on the tennis court in 2023, she’s also eager to share what she enjoys watching on TV and listening to in her free time.

The 18-year-old Czech tennis sensation made a big splash earlier in the year by reaching the second week of the Australian Open. However, she failed to deliver on the early promise and faced a tough period subsequently with a string of 10 losses during the summer.

Linda Fruhvirtova’s life off the court


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In a candid interview with Tennis Channel International, Fruhvirtova revealed that she had quite the bops in her rotation. When it comes to music, Fruhvirtova has a diverse taste. She said, “I listen to everything. It depends on my mood. The playlist changes throughout the year, but I really like to listen to a mix of everything: old hits from the 80s, 90s, a little bit of hip-hop, some pop. It’s really everything. Flowers by Miley Cyrus is playing everywhere, so I definitely know that one. I love Taylor Swift.” But music was only one topic of discussion.

She shared her binge-watching preferences, reflecting the entertainment choices of her generation. When asked about her favorite TV show, she shared, “I loved watching Suits. I watched that last year from start to finish. On TikTok, I’m seeing a lot of clips from How I Met Your Mother, Friends. These two are popping up for me a lot right now, so I’m watching them a few seconds at a time!”


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Well, turns out the charm of Meghan Markle captivates people far and wide! But beyond her entertainment choices resonating with people, the community, just a few months ago, also compared Fruhvirtova and her sister to another legendary pair in tennis – the Williams sisters.

Brenda and Linda Fruhvirtova set the record straight

In an interview, Linda Fruhvirtova’s younger sister, Brenda, addressed the long-standing comparisons between them and the Williams sisters. Brenda, who had then just won her ninth championship, said, “Of course, the Williams sisters are probably the greatest of all time but we never tried to like, copy anyone. And yeah, we just kind of want to go, like our own way.” The Fruhvirtova sisters have immense respect for the Williams sisters but are determined to make their mark in tennis on their own terms.


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In the world of professional tennis, Linda Fruhvirtova has experienced both highs and lows in 2023. She made a remarkable debut by going deep into the Australian Open, beating a future Wimbledon champion along the way. However, after that great start, she struggled through a tough period with 10 losses in a row. This is her first full year on the WTA Tour, so she’s still figuring things out. As the 2024 season approaches, let’s see what the teenager has to offer in the current WTA circuit.

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Ansh Tandon


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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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