Prim Siripipat is a firm believer of the “we have one life to live” maxim. For this reason, she has always found ways to make lemonade out of the lemons and wouldn’t hesitate to share her stories at any chance she gets. Prim is hopeful the stories would inspire people to pursue their dreams so that they won’t have any regrets when they look back at the life they’ve led.
Although Prim is currently known as a tennis player, She earned most of her fame working with ESPN. While she served as a television anchor for the media outlet, she also worked as a co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Spain and Prim”.
If you’ve always wanted to ask Prim what kind of person she is, we have gained an insight about that. The tennis player thinks of herself as one of the hardest working people around. According to her, she holds for herself high standards and expectations but has vowed to attain her dreams the right way, not by just being honest, humble, respectful and kind but by also upholding the highest level of integrity.
Prim is of the view that the foregoing attributes are hard to come by this days and are often forgotten or disregarded; nonetheless, she has promised that she will never forget to uphold these values and the things she stands for.
Since the early days of her life, Prim has been in love with tennis. It was her passion while she was growing up and she had no second thoughts about her career path until she suffered an injury that compelled her to forsake her racket at the age of 21. It was devastating for Prim who went through a lot of psychological pain.
In fact, she couldn’t get herself to watch tennis games for over four years after she parted ways with tennis courts. Many years went by but the lady was still in love with her first love and sad about the way she left her tennis career. Eventually, she realized that she didn’t fight hard enough for the love of her life and decided to return to pro tennis.
Prim Siripipat Bio
Siripipat was born on the 15th day of January 1981 in Mexico, Missouri. Initially, it was thought that she would build a career out of her liking for playing piano, dancing, swimming or gymnastics. When young Prim turned 7, it became obvious that her fondness for tennis is greater. She became an avid player and 5 years later, relocated to Tampa in Florida to actively pursue her dream of becoming a tennis player. This saw her become a student of Saddlebrook Tennis Academy.
Siripipat was exceptionally good and proficient to such extent she was honoured with an academic title of success. She was named Valedictorian. More to that, she earned a top #10 national ranking and ultimately, was rewarded with a full scholarship to Duke University where she majored in Sociology.
While it was anticipated that Prim would have a fantastic career in pro tennis, she suffered a series of injuries that eventually saw her go through three surgeries. 21-year-old Prim’s world collapsed when she learnt thereafter that she can no longer play tennis. Excessively traumatized, Prim was left with no option but to find solace in another career. Thus, she ventured into broadcast journalism. She started as an intern and progressed to a reporter and then an anchor for CBS in Miami.
Journalism Career with ESPN
Records have it that Prim Siripipat’s journalism career with ESPN as an anchor started sometime in March 2011. Holding an on-air position for ESPN.com and television, Prim covered all kinds of sporting activities for the sports television channel. Additionally, she made guest appearances for the cable company’s radio and also served as a tennis analyst.
Prior to her employment at ESPN, Prim was (in 2004), one of the contestants of ESPN’s Dream Job. Although she was one of those who reached the finals, she wasn’t among the last 10 contestants who made it to the real Dream Job show.
Unexpectedly, ESPN in April 2017 decided to terminate Prim’s employment. One would have thought that the lady would be extremely angered by the development. Quite disappointed, Siripipat observed that the lay-off is a blessing, a chance to return to pro tennis. Irrespective of the fact that the last time Prim participated in a pro tournament was 15 years ago, she has resumed as a professional tennis player and is hoping to say a proper goodbye to the sport this time.
Husband and Family, Is Prim Married?
Prim is married to Ben Aronson. They got married in March 2017. It is said that Ben partly inspired Siripipat’s return to professional tennis. Together, they agreed to film the activities surrounding her journey back to the sport for an upcoming documentary titled Second Life.
To the best of our knowledge, Prim and Ben are yet to have any children. At the time of this report, they are still trying to build a family. Meanwhile, Prim’s parents are Pallop (father) and Ampai (mother) Siripipat.
Prim Siripipat Body Measurements
While we are yet to confirm the details of Prim Siripipat’s body measurements which is said to be 33-25-34 inches, we can affirm she’s several inches taller than 5 feet.