South African tennis star Kevin Anderson credits wife Kelsey for his success

Updated: 24 July, 2018 11:35 IST | A Correspondent |

"I have been married to Kelsey since 2011 and she has been a great partner"


South African tennis star Kevin Anderson, who lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Wimbledon final recently, has spoken about the crucial role his wife Kelsey plays in moulding his career.

"I have been married to Kelsey since 2011 and she has been a great partner. She played golf herself at college level, so her coming from a sporting background definitely helps a lot in terms of knowing the sacrifices and dedication required to succeed in sport.

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

"There are always lots of ups and downs in professional sport and Kelsey helps me keep great perspective when I'm struggling with things. Off the court, we are able to travel the world together and trying to live a normal married life, while being on the road, is important. She has proved instrumental in terms of my career both on and off-court," World No. 5 Anderson told Sport24 recently.

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First Published: 24 July, 2018 10:08 IST

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