The VERY glamorous relatives of former tennis greats

Life is ace! As Boris Becker’s daughter suns herself on holiday, the VERY glamorous relatives of former tennis greats – from Steffi Graf’s model niece to John McEnroe’s actress daughter

  • Boris Becker’s daughter Anna Ermakova was spotted sunning herself in Monaco
  • She isn’t the only young relative of a tennis great who is living the high life
  • Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Yannick Noah all have glamorous children
  • Here, FEMAIL shares a glimpse into their jet-set lifestyles 

Boris Becker‘s model daughter Anna Ermakova has been spotted frolicking on a sun-soaked getaway to Monaco this week, but she is not the only relative of a former tennis great who is living the high life. 

The offspring of Eighties and Nineties heroes including Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Yannick Noah all live glamorous lives that are the envy of their thousands of social media followers. 

John McEnroe’s daughter Emily, 31, is following in the footsteps of her actress mother Tatum O’Neal and forging a career in Hollywood. 

Meanwhile Talia Graf, the niece of German-born player Steffi, is making waves in the fashion industry. 

Here, FEMAIL delves into their jet-set lifestyles… 

Holiday: Boris Becker’s daughter Anna Ermakova, 22, displayed her taut abs in a very skimpy green bikini as she enjoyed a sun-soaked getaway to Monaco on Wednesday

John McEnroe’s daughter Emily McEnroe, 31

Famous parents: Up-and-coming actress Emily McEnroe, 31, is the youngest child of John McEnroe, 63, and his ex-wife Tatum O’Neal, 58


Daddy’s girl: McEnroe in his heyday (left) and on a day out with his daughter in 2016 (right)

Making her mark: Emily, pictured in an Instagram snap, has seen the dark side of fame but still wants to enter the world of showbiz as an actress 

On the rise: Emily is close to both her parents and is finding her feet as an actress. She had her first professional credit this year in sci-fi drama Futra Days

Up-and-coming actress Emily McEnroe, 31, is the youngest child of John McEnroe, 63, and his ex-wife Tatum O’Neal, 58. 

Emily grew up in the Upper West Side of Manhattan where she says she ‘wanted for nothing materially’.  

‘But all the money in the world doesn’t matter if you are sitting in a mansion being unhappy,’ she said in a 2019 interview with the Mail On Sunday. Emily was just three when her parents’ famously combative marriage imploded.

It was, Emily recalls, a ‘big loud family’. She has two older brothers who she remains exceptionally close to: Kevin, a novelist, and Sean, who works as an ‘energy healer’ and is ‘the most spiritual and perceptive person I know’. 

McEnroe later married American singer Patty Smyth and had two daughters Anna and Ava. Another step-sibling Ruby was inherited from Patty’s first marriage. 

Her parents’ fame meant Emily had tough lessons to learn when she found herself navigating the world as an adult. 

‘I grew up around fame and for years I thought everyone was so nice because wherever we went people were fawning over Mum and Dad. It was only when I went out into the world on my own that I realised you don’t get treated so nicely in real life.’ 

The darker side became all-too apparent after Tatum was arrested in 2008 for buying crack cocaine and the story went global. ‘I had to go to school that day,’ Emily recalls. ‘My phone was blowing up with people asking me about it. People read about a scandal but they forget it’s about real people with real feelings.’

Now Emily is close to both her parents and is finding her feet as an actress. She had her first professional credit this year in sci-fi drama Futra Days. 

Steffi Graf’s niece Talia Graf, 23

Model good looks: Talia Graf, 23, is the niece of one of the greatest tennis players of all time but insists growing up with a famous relative wasn’t as strange as you might think


In her blood: Talia is the daughter of Steffi Graf’s brother, Michael, and Mexican model Elaine Marie Fuentes. It is believed the couple are estranged and have been for a number of years

Fresh face: The 23-year-old has modelled for Badgley Mischka and walked in Berlin Fashion Week

Famous relative: Talia is the niece of Steffi Graf, pictured, who became the first tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four major singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year

Brunette model Talia Graf, 23, is the niece of one of the greatest tennis players of all time but insists growing up with a famous relative wasn’t as strange as you might think.

‘To be honest, my childhood never felt out of the ordinary – at least from my perspective,’ she said in an interview with Fashion Magazine. 

‘My family is really down to earth, so I never spent too much time thinking about my aunt being famous – I saw her in a different light.’

Talia is the daughter of Steffi Graf’s brother, Michael, and Mexican model Elaine Marie Fuentes. It is believed the couple are estranged and have been for a number of years. 

The 23-year-old has modelled for Badgley Mischka and walked in Berlin Fashion Week.  

‘My mother was a model, and as a child I would always go through her photos and feel so transfixed by her beauty and completely inspired – so I followed in her footsteps, and here I am,’ she said, explaining her motivation. 

The willowy brunette regularly shares snaps of her exotic holidays on Instagram.

Ivan Lendl’s daughter Nikola Lendl, 24 

Newlywed: Nikola Lendl, 24, pictured at her bachelorette party, is the daughter of tennis ace Ivan Lendl, who won 94 singles titles and eight major singles titles

Legend of the sport: . After retiring Lendl (pictured in 1986) became a respected coach and helped Andy Murray win three major titles and reach World No.1

Newlywed Nikola Lendl, 24, is the daughter of tennis ace Ivan Lendl, who won 94 singles titles and eight major singles titles. After retiring he became a respected coach and helped Andy Murray win three major titles and reach World No.1. 

Sports ran in the family for Ivan and wife Samantha Frankel. The couple welcomed five daughters together: Marika, twins Isabelle and Caroline, Daniela, and Nikola.

Marika, Isabelle and Daniela all played golf for their respective college teams, while Caroline was a college rower. Nikola was a SoulCycle instructor and professional equestrian. 

Runs in the family: Nikola, pictured, grew up riding horses on her parents farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, before turning her passion into a profession

Happily married: Nikola lives in Miami, Florida, and recently tied the knot with long-time partner Johnny Schoppy (pictured together) in a lavish ceremony in Rosemary Beach

She grew up riding horses on her parents farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, before turning her passion into a profession. 

Nikola trained with many world renowned Olympians in equestrian sport while also competing very successfully on her own horses in the sport of Three-Day Eventing.

She lives in Miami, Florida, and recently tied the knot with long-time partner Johnny Schoppy in a lavish ceremony in Rosemary Beach. 

The brunette beauty works for luxury travel firm Journeys Yachts and Travel, where she specialises in getaways centred around sports and wellness.  

Yannick Noah’s son Joalukas Noah, 18

Cool kid: Joalukas Noah, pictured in an Instagram snap, is the only child of Yannick Noah’s marriage to his third wife, French TV producer Isabelle Camus

Famous last name: The teenager recently slammed people who are only interested in him because of his famous father, pictured together 


French superstar Noah, who won the 1983 French Open and achieved the world number one ranking in 1986, maintains a close relationship with all five of his children. Pictured, Noah in his heyday in 1983 (left) and Joalukas in a recent Instagram snap 

Blended family: Yannick Noah (centre, in hat) with (from left to right) daughter Jénayé, daughter-in-law Lais Ribeiro, first wife Cécilia Rodhe, son Joakim, daughter Yelena, daughter Eleejah, son Joalukas, and his current wife Isabelle Camus

Joalukas Noah is the only child of Yannick Noah’s marriage to his third wife, French TV producer Isabelle Camus. 

His two eldest, former NBA player Joakim, 37, and model Yelena, 36, are the product of his first marriage to former Miss Sweden Cécilia Rodhe. He shares daughters Eleejah and Jénayé with his second wife, British model Heather Stewart-Whyte.

French superstar Noah, who won the 1983 French Open and achieved the world number one ranking in 1986, maintains a close relationship with all his children.

The family recently turned out in force to watch Joakim tie the knot with model Lais Ribeiro in a stunning beach ceremony in Brazil. 

Joalukas, who describes himself as an ‘artist’, has inherited his father’s laid back mannerisms. 

He regularly posts Instagram snaps of his lavish lifestyle, including holidays to St Barts and nights out in Paris. 

The teenager recently slammed people who are only interested in him because of his famous father. 

He wrote in a furious Instagram post: ‘People don’t care about you and what you stand for, but they’ll suck your d**k if they ever hear your last name. F**k the world.’

Björn Borg’s son Leo Borg, 19 


Emerging tennis star Leo Borg is supported by his father as he embarks on his own career in the sport. Pictured, Bjorn Borg in 1979 (left) and his son Leo at Wimbledon in 2021

Sun-seeker: Leo on holiday in the Maldives in January 2021. He keeps a relatively low profile on Instagram

Just like dad: Leo is the son of Borg and his third wife Patricia Ostfeldt, and his notoriety will only be added to by the physical resemblance to his father, pictured

Emerging tennis star Leo Borg is supported by his father as he embarks on his own career in the sport.  

Having fallen in and out of love with tennis during his sometimes turbulent life Borg has been seen an increasing amount on the fringes of the sport he once dominated.

He has travelled to watch his son play in tournaments in Egypt, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. 

Leo is the son of Borg and his third wife Patricia Ostfeldt, and his notoriety will only be added to by the physical resemblance to his father. 

They even play in a similar way with a particularly recognisable backhand a feature of his baseline game. Wearing the same FILA brand of clothing adds to the effect. 

When Hollywood made a movie about Bjorn’s greatest rivalry – 2017’s Borg Vs McEnroe – Leo anonymously answered an advert for a child to play the young Bjorn. Unsurprisingly got the part when they saw him.

Leo insists he is not overwhelmed by walking in his father’s sneakers: ‘I am getting there and people are judging me more on my tennis and not simply focusing on me being Bjorn Borg’s son,’ he told itftennis.com in 2019.

‘I’m trying to get to the top and my game has come a long way. Before, they were possibly just comparing me to my dad. I didn’t care about it because that’s normal to do, but now I think people are recognising me more and not necessarily seeing my dad.

I know it’s going to follow me all my life, so it’s no big deal for me and it’s something I have to deal with. I have never thought about it too much.’

Jimmy Connors’ daughter Aubree, 37

Matchy, matchy! Aubree is the only daughter of US tennis star Jimmy Connors, pictured together, and his wife Patti McGuire, a former Playboy model


Happily married: Aubree lives in Florida with her husband, K.C. Feeley, pictured. They are proud owners of a Bernese mountain dog named Frank

Trump fan: The couple are ardent Trump supporters and frequently step out in matching hats and t-shirts emblazoned with his face and slogans

Victory! Connors celebrates after winning the men’s singles final at Wimbledon in 1982

Aubree is the only daughter of US tennis star Jimmy Connors and his wife Patti McGuire, a former Playboy model. 

The couple, who live in California, married in 1979, after Connors had been engaged twice before. 

He was in his early 20s when he proposed to fellow tennis pro Chris Evert, before popping the question to former Miss World Marjorie Wallace.

Aubree lives in Florida with her husband, K.C. Feeley. They are proud owners of a Bernese mountain dog named Frank. 

Fitness fan Aubree regularly shows off her toned physique on her Instagram account alongside snaps of days out on the water with friends. 

The couple are ardent Trump supporters and frequently step out in matching hats and t-shirts emblazoned with his face and slogans. 

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