WHEN your parents are two of the greatest tennis players of all time, there is always going to be a bit of extra pressure.
But for Jaden and Jaz Elle Agassi, they are taking it all in their stride with their own sporting ventures.
The brother and sister are the two children of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, the ultimate tennis power couple.
Agassi Sr, 53, won all four Grand Slams – starting with Wimbledon in 1992, four at the Australian Open and a total of eight in all.
The son of an Armenian boxer, he also won Olympic gold, three Davis Cups for the United States and was world No1.
His rivalry with compatriot Pete Sampras, which he ultimately lost 20-14, helped with the revival of men’s tennis in the 1990s.
Agassi earned £25million from on-court prize money during his illustrious 20-year career – plus millions more from various sponsorship deals with the likes of Nike, Mountain Dew, Mazda, Kia and American Express.
Away from the court, he established a sports-themed restaurant with NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal, tennis star Monica Seles and ice hockey hero Wayne Gretzky, the dad of Dustin Johnson’s glamorous partner Paulina.
Agassi – who previously dated singer Barbra Streisand despite a 28-year age gap – has also always been a philanthropist, regularly giving generously to various charities throughout his career and even founding his own organisations too.
But it was arguably his solitary win at the French Open in 1999 that had the biggest impact on his life.
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That is because it was after the tournament at Roland Garros that he started dating the ladies’ singles champion Graf – seven years after they both won Wimbledon.
The German sensation is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time thanks to her sensational haul of 22 singles Grand Slams from 31 finals – including 13 in a row.
She is the only player to win all four majors at least four times, lifting the Wimbledon title on seven occasions, and enjoyed the best season in history in 1988.
Graf remains the last male or female singles player – excluding wheelchair tennis – to win all four Grand Slams in the same year with her incredible clean sweep in that memorable year, including a 6-0 6-0 thumping of Natasha Zvereva in the French Open final.
She also won the Wimbledon doubles title in that season with Gabriela Sabatini as well as the Olympic gold medal in Seoul.
In total, Graf – whose first ever match on tour was aged 13 against Tracy Austin – spent 377 weeks as the world No1, won 107 pro titles and earned £17.5m between going pro in 1982 and her shock 1999 retirement, aged just 30 and ranked third.
Unsurprisingly, Graf and Agassi – who married at their Las Vegas home in front of just their mothers in October 2001 – both walked into the tennis Hall of Fame.
They have had plenty of business ventures together including investing in a nightclub, a high-end furniture company, a hotel, a water park and online ticket company viagogo.
However, their greatest legacy are their two children.
Son Jaden, 22, was born in the very same month as their wedding before daughter Jaz, 20, arrived exactly two years later.
The superstar parents were keen not to push their children to be tennis players – but it is clear they have inherited plenty of sporting talent and hand-eye coordination.
Jaden is pursuing life as a baseball star.
The youngster – who is dating glamorous girlfriend Catherine – has been a pitcher for the University of Southern California’s team, the Trojans, racking up 13 appearances in 2023 while majoring in business.
His 20-year-old sister Jaz, meanwhile, keeps a lower profile on social media but is understood to have dabbled in horse riding, golf and dancing – even winning some hip-hop dance competitions when she was younger.
The animal lover is friends with tennis star Seb Korda, whose sisters Nelly and Jessica are world-class golfers, and has given golf a go.
And while she loves skiing, she is also passionate about arts and is trying to forge a career in fashion.
Mum Graf said of the kids: “Jaz plays a little bit of tennis, Jaden not so much.
“We never really introduced tennis so much into their lives.
“They’ve chosen other things that we were surprised with… they love their arts and music.
“Jaden tried different sports, soccer and things and ended up with baseball. We nurture their desires and interests.”