Joannette Kruger

Photographer, Former Tennis Player (1973)
Fri Oct 18 2019
By   Sarthak

The 46-year-old, Joannette Kruger is a South African former professional tennis player. In 1982, she broke into the world's top 100. Additionally, her career-high ranking is #21 in the world, which she achieved on May 4, 1998.

The former WTA and Fed Cup player Joannette is a married woman. Currently, she works as a newborn, children, and family photographer in Somerset West and Helderberg area. She is also the founder of the Joannette Kruger Photography.

Married to Photographer Husband

Joannette Kruger is married to her husband, Abri Kruger, a professional photographer from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The couple exchanged their wedding vows back in 2013 at an intimate wedding ceremony in South Africa.

Joannette and her husband, Abri.
Image: Joannette Kruger and her husband, Abri Kruger.
Source: [email protected] Kruger

The Krugers have been together for over six years as of 2019. Joannette and her spouse share a common interest, which is photography. Abri is an international portrait and wedding photographer. He works out of Cape Town, South Africa, and has an office in South Carolin and Palm Beach, Florida.

Children

Joannette and her husband share three children from their marital solidarity. They have two daughters and one son. The children studies at De Hoop Laerskool/Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa.

Joannette Kruger has two daughters and a son
Photo: Joannette's kids, Nicholas (L), Annika (M), and Amelia (R).
Source: [email protected] Kruger

The couple's eldest child is a daughter named Amelia. Likewise, their second daughter's name is Annika. The third child is a son named Nicholas. It seems that the sport runs in the genes of the Kruger family. All three children are growing up to be an excellent athlete.

Net Worth

The former professional tennis player from Johannesburg, Joannette Kruger, has a net worth of $1 million as of 2019. She managed to earn such impressive earnings from her tennis career. Jennifer Brady is another tennis player who resemblance skills such as Kruger.

former tennis player, Joannette Kruger
Photo: Former professional tennis player, Joannette Kruger.
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Over an accomplished career, Kruger won a total of two WTA 4 ITF singles titles, won a total of 1 WTA 0 ITF doubles titles, and earned a total of $1,083,908 as prize money. During her peak, she was partners with various brands and campaigns such as Dubai Duty-Free, iQIYI, Porsche, SAP.

Kruger has won 2 WTA 4 ITF singles titles, with a record of 257-226, and reached a rank of No. 21 (May 4, 1998). Kruger has won 1 WTA 0 ITF doubles titles, with a record of 65-111 and reached a rank of No. 91 (April 29, 2002) in doubles play.

Photography and Social Work

At the moment, Kruger is working as a family photographer. She also works as location photography and has a studio in her hometown. As mentioned, her husband is also a professional photographer. The couple lives a lavish lifestyle and is happy with their profession.

Joannette Kruger works as a photographer
Photo: Joannette Kruger works as a photographer after retiring from sports.
Source: [email protected] Kruger

Additionally, Joannette is the board member of an organization, Joya Homes, and Educare, whose aim is to provide a suitable house, access to proper educational programs, and adequate support to foster mothers and foster children. 

Joannette Kruger's match with the Williams sisters

Kruger turned professional in 1989  but placed in the world's top 100 in 1992. In 1997, she won her second career title in Prague.

Joannette Kruger in action
Picture: Joannette Kruger in action.
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Kruger continued her success in 1998, reaching her third WTA Tour final at Oklahoma City. She beat Serena Williams in the quarterfinals but lost to her sister Venus Williams in the final.

Kruger's win over Serena was the most embarrassing defeat of Williams' career, losing just two games. On May 4, 1998, Joannette reached her career-high of No. 21.

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