‘Something I’ve always dreamt about’: Nelly Korda returns to her roots with new equipment, apparel deals

ORLANDO — Nelly Korda, the daughter of two world-class tennis players, looked up to Nike players Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer growing up. When presented with the opportunity to follow in their footsteps by partnering with the iconic brand, Korda said she was “over the moon.”

“That’s something I’ve always dreamt about,” said Korda as she met with media for the first time ahead of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

New-look Nelly, clad in her Swoosh attire, also returned to her roots in the equipment department, signing with TaylorMade to begin the 2023 season. The World No. 2 noted that she used TaylorMade equipment for her entire junior career. Korda said she began the testing process in October.

“They were amazing when it came to how diligent they were with the whole process of it,” said Korda. “Obviously it was a lot of extensive testing, because to make the switch I wanted to be 100 percent sure. Everything honestly went really smoothly. I was hitting every club really well.”


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