Rafael Nadal’s US Open conqueror has tennis WAG who was Venus Williams double

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Frances Tiafoe’s WAG is a stunning tennis player who acted as Venus Williams’ body double.

Rafael Nadal was beaten in a Grand Slam for the first time in 2022 by Tiafoe, in the US Open fourth round.

And his opponent’s other-half – Ayan Broomfield – is a sports supremo in her own right.

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The Canadian made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale. In 2019, she and teammate Gabby Andrews won the doubles event at the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship, defeating Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor of the Michigan Wolverines.

Broomfield had at one point reached the singles ranking of No. 680 in 2015 but at present, she is ranked 1,578th in the world.

She and Tiafoe have been dating for a number of years, with the pair revealing their relationship in 2018. The two garnered a lot of attention in 2020 after they joined forces with other tennis players to raise awareness about racial abuse in the midst of the death of American George Floyd.

The 25-year-old was also subject of a short film called "Ayan Broomfield Tennis Story," which was released on Amazon Prime.

And indeed, she acted as the body double for select scenes of Venus Williams’ matches in the Oscar-winning 2021 biographical film King Richard.

As for her boyfriend, his victory over Nadal in America meant that the Spaniard would not be able to extend his record of 23 major singles titles.

The youngster will face Russian Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals of the competition.

After the enthralling win at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 24-year-old said: "Something special happened today "I don't know what to say, I'm so happy. He's one of the greatest of all time and I played unbelievable."

Nadal is not sure when he will play again after the defeat.

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