TeamSelkirk Advisory Staff Member, Kaitlyn Christian, 26, is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked #806 in singles by the World Tennis Association (WTA), and #101 in doubles. Christian attended the University of Southern California (USC), where she was one of best women’s doubles players in the country, and was ranked No.1 in the country for part of all four years she played there. In 2013, she and Sabrina Santamaria won the N.C.A.A. Championship, the first doubles team from USC to do so.
During her fledgling professional tennis career, Christian has captured one International Tennis Federation (ITF) title (2016 Tarakan) in singles, and she has been part of six ITF titles as a doubles player.
Christian is also well-known for serving as Emma Stone's body double as Billie Jean King in the 2017 film Battle of the Sexes, while also credited as portraying tennis player Kerry Melville in the film. Today, Christian complements her success in tennis by participating on the Professional Pickleball circuit, in what has become the fastest growing sport in North America. While new to professional Pickleball, Christian is one of a growing number of current and former tennis players, and coaches, who have joined the tour and are rapidly rising in the ranks of the game’s elite players.