The 20-year-old American’s older sister, Jessica, captured the 2012 Girls’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne; her father, Petr gained the 1998 tennis Australian Open and her more youthful brother, Sebastian, is the reigning boys’ tennis Australian Open champion.
“I think so disregarded,” mentioned Korda, who will make her 3rd consecutive look in Adelaide this week.
“They are like, ‘Oh, you understand, all of us have Australian Open titles.’”
Korda, the Global No.16, has a couple of T40s from her two Girls’s Australian Open appearances and says she continues to be figuring out the intricacies of Australian golfing lessons.
“I’ve but to determine find out how to play in Australia, to be fair,” mentioned Korda, who these days finished her reconnaissance of the West Path at The Grange.
“Final 12 months, I feel I used to be in each bunker. The golfing lessons are a little other out right here, so I am simply going to take a while this week and get ready for Thursday and on.”
The Floridian, who broke into the winner’s circle on the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, added that she is aiming to make her debut on the Solheim Cup later this 12 months.
“It will be truly cool to constitute my nation,” she mentioned.
“I am simply going to take it shot via shot and spot the way it is going. If I am decided on, then that will likely be nice … It is a massive honour, and it will be a large number of amusing.”
RIGHT: Nelly Korda (R) together with her sister Jessica (L), who gained the 2012 Girls’s Australian Open. PHOTO: Zhe Ji/Getty Photographs.
Korda arrives within the Town of Church buildings 4 weeks after completing 3rd on the season-opening Match of Champions and is happy with the place her sport is at.
“I performed beautiful smartly in Orlando,” Korda mentioned. “It was once more or less like a take a look at run to peer how my off‑season paintings more or less went, so it was once excellent.”
Status in the best way of Korda and the Patricia Bridges Bowl would be the likes of Global No.1 Ariya Jutanugarn; protecting champion Jin Younger Ko; two-time primary champion Lydia Ko; Vic Open winner Celine Boutier; and a bunch of native hopes led via Greg Norman Medallist Minjee Lee.
“I feel everybody has a practical probability to win each week … I imply, everyone seems to be so excellent on Excursion,” Korda mentioned.
“Taking part in in opposition to the highest avid gamers, I simply wish to paintings more difficult and check out to play higher as smartly, so it is more or less like motivation as smartly.”
The hole spherical of the 2019 Girls’s Australian Open will get underway at The Grange Golfing Membership on Thursday. You’ll observe Golfing Australia mag’s social channels for are living updates from the path and our site for day-to-day tales.
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