Meet Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey Anderson is the wife of Kevin Anderson, the South African who plays Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, head of her husband’s support team and a woman fast forging a reputation as a force behind his resurgence.

According to Kelsey, there are a few more wives and girlfriends on Tour now than there were a couple of years ago but apart from Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka, who used to help with the Swiss’s press relations until the demands became too great, few women have been as active in their partner’s business.

She also takes care of hotel bookings, which, she said, cost “around $3,000 per week”, since they have to book three rooms for themselves, his coach and, for about 20 weeks a year, his physio.

Travelling together means the costs are high she estimates they spend about $100,000 per year just on travel and accommodation but since they have travelled together, results have been good.