Place of Birth: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Date of Birth: September 10, 1976
Ethnicity: Brazilian (German, some Polish and Austrian)
Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten is a retired Brazilian professional former number 1 tennis player.
Gustavo is the son of Alice (Thümmel) and Aldo Amadeu Kuerten. He is a third cousin of model and television presenter Renata Kuerten.
Pictures of Gustavo’s family can be seen here.
Gustavo has stated:
My mother is Alice Thümmel Kuerten and my father is Aldo Amadeu Kuerten, both of German origin, with some Polish and Austrian influences.
Gustavo’s paternal grandparents were Frederico Kuerten (the son of Augusto Kuerten and Gertrudes Wernke) and Clara Gesing.
Gustavo’s maternal grandfather’s surname was “Thümmel”.
Gustavo’s maternal grandmother was Olga Schlösser/Schloesser. Olga was born in Brusque, Santa Catarina, and was fluent in German.
Source: Genealogy of Gustavo Kuerten – https://www.geni.com
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