Laura Robson Dating Model James Yates

British tennis star Laura Robson made it official on Instagram.  She is dating model James Yates.  It has been known for some time that Laura and James were dating.  This was just an official announcement.

Robson, who reached a career-high singles ranking of 27 in 2013, is currently unranked on the WTA tour.  She has been struggling with injuries over the last few years.  Her best result at a grand slam was reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon and the US Open. 

James a very successful model. He has appeared in advertising campaigns for  Tom Ford Underwear and Hugo Boss Bodywear.

The late official announcement of their relationship led some WTA players to poke fun at Robson. 

freyachristie97: Never thought I’d see the day😂

odie_burrage:  Insta official 😅 about timeeee

madisonkeys: Omg. An actual post?!?! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😍😍😍

katiecboulter: Finally! 🙄😍

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Brand Partners of Brandon Nakashima

Sponsors took note of the Brandon Nakashima, a San Diego native of Japanese and Vietnamese native at a young age.  With a solid backhand and incredible poise on the court, many expect Nakashima to be among the top players of the game.

Nakashima was introduced to the game at age 3 by his grandfather. He started taking private lessons soon after.  Nakashima had an incredible junior career reaching a career-high world number three in the ITF rankings.

Nakashima played for a year at the University of Virginia before turning pro.  During his time at the university, he finished the season with a 17-5 record in singles and a 20-3 record in doubles. 

In 2022, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon – his best grand slam result. He has reached the final at two ATP tournaments. He won his first title at the San Diego Open in 2022. He is represented by the well-known management agency IMG. His sponsors are Fila, Yonex, Motorola, and Sentinel One. He has earned over $m million in his career.

Brandon Nakashima’s Sponsors


In March 2020, FILA signed a sponsorship agreement with Nakashima. Nakashima wears Fila apparel and shoes on the court. 


Nakashima has a racquet contract with Yonex. Heuses the Yonex Ezone 98 racquet. He was previously using Babolat Pure Strike racquet. 


Motorola signed a partnership deal with Nakashima in 2021. The company also sponsors other American tennis players such as Sebastian Korda and Sofia Kenin.

Sentinel One

Sentinel One is a cybersecurity company that helps companies keep their infrastructure safe from online intruders.

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