Who is Tennis Star Frances Tiafoe's Girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield? Inside Their Relationship

Spoiler alert: She's *also* a tennis pro.
Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield
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Sarah Hanlon
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Jul 26, 2023

Frances Tiafoe is one of the biggest rising names in the tennis world. The athlete, who's originally from Maryland, made history in 2018 when he became the youngest American man to win a tournament on the ATP Tour since Andy Roddick in 2002. He also recorded the biggest win in his career in 2022, when he beat Rafael Nadal to advance to the semifinals of the US Open. The following year, he reached a career-high when he was ranked #10 in the world in June 2023—plus, he was briefly featured in the Netflix docuseries Break Point alongside fellow tennis stars, including Taylor Fritz, Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini and Ons Jabeur.

If you're following his success on the court, you might have an interest in his personal life too. So, does Frances Tiafoe have a girlfriend? The answer is yes! Although he's not yet married, Frances Tiafoe is dating Ayan Broomfield, a fellow athlete. Here, we break down everything to know about Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield's romance, including how they met and when they began dating.

  • Frances Tiafoe's girlfriend is Ayan Broomfield, a Canadian tennis player.
  • Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield were reportedly introduced by a mutual friend in 2015, and made their relationship public in 2018.
  • The two are highly supportive of each other, and Ayan Broomfield is often seen cheering on her boyfriend from the stands at his matches.

Who is Frances Tiafoe's Girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield?

Who is Frances Tiafoe dating? Meet his girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield. The two have reportedly been together for nearly a decade, and they make frequent appearances on each other's social media accounts. Here's what to know about Frances Tiafoe's girlfriend and their long-term courtship.

She's Also a Tennis Star

Born in Toronto, Ayan Broomfield is a Canadian tennis player. The 25-year-old made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale, where she played in the doubles tournament alongside Maria Patrascu. She reached her best singles ranking in the world, number 680, in 2015.

She Graduated from UCLA

Ayan Broomfield began her collegiate tennis career at Clemson University in South Carolina, where she played from 2016 to 2017. She then transferred to UCLA, where she and her teammate Gabby Andrews won the doubles event at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship. She celebrated her graduation from UCLA on Instagram in 2022 by posting a photo dump of the milestone, writing, "Did that 👩🏽‍🎓 #uclaalumni."

She's Also an Actress

Off the court, Ayan Broomfield has pursued a career in entertainment as well. She appeared in the 2021 film King Richard, a biographical sports drama about Richard Williams, the father of tennis greats Serena and Venus. Broomfield served as the body double for Saniyya Sidney, the actress who portrayed Venus Williams, for select tennis match scenes. In an Instagram post following the premiere, Broomfield called the experience "so much fun."

She's a Constant Supporter at Tiafoe's Matches

Frances Tiafoe's girlfriend is a constant supporter—in fact, she's often seen cheering on her boyfriend from the stands at his matches around the world. Following Tiafoe's groundbreaking win against Rafael Nadal in the 2022 US Open, Broomfield's open-mouthed reaction went viral online.

Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield's Relationship Timeline

Despite their public support for each other online and at their matches, Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield tend to keep the details of their romance under wraps. Here's what we do know about their relationship timeline.

2015: Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield Are Introduced by a Mutual Friend

Although the couple has yet to confirm exactly how and when their relationship began, various outlets report that Frances Tiafoe and his girlfriend Ayan Broomfield were introduced by Victoria Duval, a fellow tennis player, at the 2015 US Open.

February 2018: Frances and Ayan Take Their Relationship Public

It's believed that Frances Tiafoe and Ayan Broomfield began dating shortly after they met, though they didn't take their romance public until 2018. Tiafoe first appeared on Broomfield's social media in 2018, when she shared a cute Instagram photo in honor of Valentine's Day, writing, "My valentine for the day🌹."

November 2021: Frances and Ayan Attend the Pre-Premiere of King Richard

Frances Tiafoe supported his girlfriend at the 2021 launch party for her film King Richard. "Pre premiere vibezzz with bae," he wrote of the occasion on Instagram. "Damn we clean up well 😍😍😍. I couldn't be happier we was able to experience such a iconic night together."

When the film officially released a few days later, he said, "Today is the day y'all. The @kingrichardfilm is now out in theaters. Massive congratulations to @serenawilliams and @venuswilliams. The Williams family is a huge inspiration to everyone. #livinglegends #familyof🐐🐐 #biggerthansports"

June 2022: Ayan Supports Frances at the US Open

Ayan Broomfield was in the stands for the biggest win of her boyfriend's career when he defeated Rafael Nadal to advance to the semifinals of the 2022 US Open. She poked fun at her viral reaction, including a screenshot of her shocked face following the win in an Instagram photo dump.

June 2023: Ayan Praises Tiafoe's Highest Career Ranking

Frances Tiafoe's career soared to new heights again in June 2023, when he was ranked #10 in the world. Broomfield celebrated the happy news on social media by sharing a collection of photos highlighting his top career milestones, writing, "I started taking screenshots of different moments and accomplishments a few years ago in anticipation of this day. I can't post them all but I think this tells the story pretty well. I am so proud of you. Huge milestone and I think that we can finally say that #bigfoecameup."

Ayan Broomfield and Frances Tiafoe's Engagement Predictions

Will Ayan Broomfield become Frances Tiafoe's wife in the near future? All signs point to yes! Considering these two have been together for nearly 10 years, we wouldn't be surprised if Tiafoe pops the question sometime soon. Given their world-trotting tendencies, we predict Tiafoe might get down on one knee at a gorgeous destination location—with a dazzling ring, of course.

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