American tennis player Steve Johnson has announced that he and his wife are going to become parents for the first time in December, as per a post on his Instagram account.
Steve Johnson to become a father
The 30-year-old American announced earlier this week on social media that he is expecting his first child with wife Kendall Johnson.
The couple have been married since 2018 and the due date is for December. Kendall is a former Trojan volleyball player. Johson's post on social media says that the couple will be having a daughter. "Baby Johnson coming December!
Time for chubbs to grow up and be a good big brother to this baby girl!! Can’t wait to start this wonderful journey with my beautiful wife @kendalljohnsonphoto #hopefullysheisadaddysgirl"
Johnson recently played the DraftKings All-American Team Cup in Atlanta, and scored wins over Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz, and Reilly Opelka.
The tournament was an exhibition event. He is also scheduled to compete in the World TeamTennis season, which starts on July 12th a the Greenbrier Resort. Johnson will be the latest American player to become a father this year.
Both Sam Querrey and Mike Bryan welcomed sons earlier this year. Johnson was very close to his own father, who was a tennis coach before passing away in May 2017 and he credits his father as the inspiration for his success.
Steve Johnson has a career-high ranking of world No. 21. He has won four ATP Challenger Tour titles and four ATP Tour 250 titles in his career - two on clay in Houston and two on grass - in Nottingham and Newport. Another highlight in his career include winning a bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 2016 Olympics with Jack Sock.
Johnson was also very successful on the American collegiate circuit where he played for USC Trojans, winning NCAA team titles in all 4 seasons and winning 2 NCAA singles titles (2011-12). He finished 2011 and 2012 as the No.
1 college player, ending his career there with 72 straight singles wins. His best performances at the Grand Slams were reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2016 and the third round at all the other three Grand Slams. He has also reached the semi-finals at the US Open doubles event in 2015.