Wesley Koolhof, a Dutch native and professional tennis player, is particularly talented in doubles. The versatile player won his first-ever Grand Slam title with Ena Shibahara by winning the mixed doubles competition at the French Open in 2022.
On August 15, 2022, he achieved his career-high doubles ranking at No. 3, which was his highest to date. In addition, he has made it to the semifinals of three other major competitions in both sports.
In addition, the athlete has won 13 doubles championships on the ATP Tour, including the 2020 ATP Finals with Mekti and the 2022 Madrid Masters with Neal Skupski. Both victories were won in doubles. He also finished second in 18 other ATP competitions, including four at the Masters 1000 level.
Aside from Koolhof’s participation in the 2020 Olympics alongside Jean-Julien Rojer, 2019 was his first year playing for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup.
Additionally, Friday sees the men’s doubles championship match for the 2022 US Open, with Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski battling reigning winners Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury for the title.
A few quick facts:
Wesley Koolhof’s friend Julia Gorges used to be a professional tennis player
Julia Gorges, who is of German descent and dating Wesley Koohlof, is a former professional tennis player who announced her retirement from the sport on October 21, 2020, two weeks shy of turning 32.
She was a former singles top ten, reaching her highest position at number 12 on August 22, 2016, and she was also ranked in the top 15 in doubles. She reached her highest position in the world on August 20, 2018 when she reached number 9 in the world.
She also won six singles championships and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On the WTA Tour, she has won five doubles titles and seven singles titles, with her most significant win coming at the WTA Elite Trophy at the end of 2017. On the ITF Circuit, she won seven singles titles and five doubles titles.
After turning professional in 2005, Gorges made his debut in the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time in June 2008.
The five times she made it to the fourth round of singles competition at a Grand Slam event was her most impressive singles performance up to 2018. She broke into the top ten for the first time in February 2018 and a few months later she played her way up to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships.
What’s new in Wesley and Julia’s relationship? Are you married?
Although they’ve made their romance public in recent years, the athletic couple is yet to finalize marriage. Furthermore, it can be observed that the couple is having a good time in their relationship, although their Instagram profile shows only a small part of their romantic involvement.
It appears Julia has uploaded more pictures of the couple’s dog to her social media accounts than Wesley herself.
On the other hand, Julia and Wesley appear to have a paid arrangement with the Revolution Race company, which organizes walking races. The two are wearing the jackets she thanked the shop for providing, which kept them warm despite the severe cold weather they had experienced.
The two people are often spotted with a dog, and before the picture of a compensated partnership surfaced, Wesley and Julia were spotted spending Christmas together last year.
The couple’s most recent photo was released on May 21. The comments section makes it very clear that readers have nothing but appreciation for the athletic duo.
Julia, Wesley Koolhof’s future wife, is a year older than him
According to Wikipedia information on Wesley Koolhof, the Dutch tennis star is a year younger than his girlfriend, who is currently 34 at the time. However, the ages of both members of the couple are readily available in their own bios.
On April 17, Wesley turned 33, while his girlfriend will celebrate her 34th in November this year.
Also, the couple work in related fields but are living apart for now to find out where it is. Wesley calls the city of Duiven, The Netherlands home, while Julia’s home is Regensburg, Germany.
Also, Koolhof was born in 1989 in Zevenaar, The Netherlands. Gorges, Koolhof’s partner, was born in 1988 in Bas Odesloe, Germany.
The couple’s total net worth is over four million dollars
As professional tennis players, Wesley and his wife-to-be Julia have amassed a considerable fortune over the course of their careers.
According to The Richest, the right-hander’s partner is worth approximately $2.7 million. However, the right-hander’s exact net worth is currently unknown.
However, according to atptour.com, Wesley has earned approximately $2,461,669 in prize money over the course of his career, which includes both his singles and doubles competitions.
On the other hand, when Julia made the decision to end her tennis career in October 2020, she had amassed a considerable fortune through her years on the court. Between the years 2010 and 2015, she earned a total of $3.2 million between her salary and the winnings she earned from tournaments, as calculated from her career earnings list.
If Wesley and Neal prevail in tonight’s match, they will be eligible for $60,102,000 in prize money, according to Sports Grail.
2015–16: Partnership with Middelkoop, First ATP title and 11 Challenger Championships
Koolhof won his first ATP Tour doubles championship at the 2016 Sofia Open on hard courts in Bulgaria, alongside fellow countryman Matwe Middelkoop. The pair defeated Adil Shamasdin and Philipp Oswald in the tiebreak of the third set 5-7, 7-6 (11-9) in the league match to win the title.
2017–2018: New relationship with Sitak and participation in five ATP Finals
In mid-2017, Koolhof partnered with New Zealand player Artem Sitak. They reached the final at the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open, losing to the Bryan brothers and losing in the first round at the US Open before winning a challenger event in Szczecin, Poland and losing another ATP final, this time at the Moselle Open 2017 in Metz, France, to Julien Benneteau and Édouard Roger-Vasselin.
At the beginning of the new year 2018 in Brisbane, Sitak and Koolhof lost in the semifinals to Leonardo Mayer and Horacio Zeballos. They lost to Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen in the first round in Auckland and then 7–6(5), 4–6, 4–6 in the second round of the Australian Open to eventual winners Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić.
Next, Sitak and Koolhof traveled to Newport Beach, California, where they entered the tournament as top seeds, but were eliminated in straight sets in the first round by Treat Huey and Denis Kudla. After that, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Montpellier Open and then advanced to the championship match of the New York Open, where they were defeated by Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald in a match tiebreak. This was followed by a first round loss in Delray Beach to Scott Lipsky and Divij Sharan.
Their roller coaster ride of a season continued in Brazil, where they faced each other and made it to the final in Sao Paulo, but ultimately lost to Federico Delbonis and Máximo González, who won in straight sets. Their next visit was to Irving, Texas, where they competed in the ATP Challenger but were eliminated in the semifinals of the competition by Alexander Peya and Philipp Petzschner. They relocated to Europe and competed at the Alicante Challenger in Spain before starting the clay court season in Europe. There they won their second title as a team by defeating Guido Andreozzi and Ariel Behar in straight sets in the final. They were eliminated in the first round of their next competition, which was held in Marrakech. They beat number one seeded Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya in the first round of the Hungarian Open, but were eliminated in the second round by Marcin Matkowski and Sitak’s former partner Nicholas Monroe.
Their subsequent tournament was at Estoril where they competed until they reached the championship match but ultimately failed against a team of two British players named Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie. They were then eliminated in the first round of the Bordeaux Challenger tournament, where Sitak was injured when Radu Albot smashed him in the right ear. They were also eliminated in the first round of the Geneva tournament, which was the last competition before the French Open.
At Roland Garros, Sitak and Koolhof won their first-round match against Andre Begemann and Antonio Sancic, then defeated the ninth-placed team of Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram, but ultimately lost to the fifth-placed team of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Fareh. In each of the three matches there was a decisive sentence. After the competition was over, it was announced that the two would no longer work together. Koolhof would team up with Sitak’s fellow New Zealander and previous business partner Marcus Daniell, while Sitak would team up with Indian Divij Sharan.
2019: First Grand Slam doubles quarterfinals and mixed doubles semifinals, Three Masters 1000 finals
2020: ATP Finals title & US Open final, top 5 year-end rankings
2021: Seventh doubles title, second mixed doubles semi-final, Olympic debut
2022: Partnered with Skupski, four ATP and two Masters and mixed doubles titles, No. 3 in the world