The American is into the semifinals at the US Open, and fans want to know more about Frances Tiafoe’s girlfriend Ayan Broomfield and his family life.
Frances Tiafoe, currently ranked no.26 in the world, had the win of his career this week after beating Rafael Nadal in the Round of 16 at this year’s US Open.
The American 22nd seed upset the No.2 on Monday, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. He previously beat 14th seed Diego Schwartzman.
Tiafoe then beat 9th seed Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals on Wednesday to set up a semifinal against Carlos Alcaraz.
A look into the personal life of Frances Tiafoe – his girlfriend, Ayan
Frances Tiafoe is in a romantic relationship with Ayan Broomfield, another young and promising tennis player from Ontario, Canada.
The relationship has a lot of tennis fans around the world wanting to know more about them.
Ayan Broomfield, who was born on August 13, 1997, achieved a best singles ranking of world number 680 in 2015.
The highlights of her career consists of winning two ITF doubles titles and hitting a world doubles rank of 467.
In 2019, she and teammate Gabby Andrews won the doubles event at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship for the UCLA Bruins, defeating Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor of the Michigan Wolverines.
Recently, the 25-year-old was the body double for Venus Williams in selected matches of the 2021 biographical film King Richard, starring Will Smith.
Frances, while hesitant to release too much information about their relationship, did tell the press how the couple met.
Vickie Duval, another USA-born tennis player, introduced them to each other.
Then, in typical modern fashion, Frances slid into her Instagram DMs.
Tiafoe’s parents and upbringing
Frances credits a lot of his success to his family.
His parents, Alphina Kamara and Constantine Tiafoe, raised him in Maryland, USA after immigrating from Sierra Leone. His father emigrated to the United States in 1993, while his mother joined him in 1996 to escape the civil war in their home country.
In 1999, his father began working as a day laborer on a construction crew. When the facility was completed, he was hired as the on-site custodian and given a spare office to live in at the center.
Frances and his brother Franklin lived with their father at the center for five days a week for the next 11 years. They stayed with their mom when she was not working night shifts as a nurse.
Despite being unable to afford racquets and other tennis equipment, his parents have never stopped encouraging Frances to chase his dream.