Reilly Opelka

Birth Name: Reilly James Opelka

Place of Birth: St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1997

Ethnicity: Irish, one eighth Bohemian Czech, some English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Danish, Scottish, and German, 1/1024 Oneidan, 1/1024 Cayuga Iroquoian

Reilly Opelka is an American professional tennis player. He won the 2015 Junior Wimbledon tournament, and has played in many other professional tennis competitions. He is 6’11”.

Reilly is the son of Lynne and George Opelka. His family moved to Palm Coast, Florida, when he was four.

Reilly’s paternal grandfather was Frank Gregory Opelka (the son of Frank John Opelka and Helen Mary Keown). Reilly’s grandfather Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois. Reilly’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Chicago, to Bohemian immigrants, Frank Opelka and Anezka/Agnes. Mary was born in Antrim, Ireland, the daughter of John Keown and Margaret.

Reilly’s paternal grandmother was Pauline Therese “Duckie” Briody (the daughter of George Michael Briody and Evelyn Louise Vincent). Pauline was born in Chicago. George was the son of Michael J. “Mike” Briody, who was born in New Jersey, to Irish immigrants; and of Teresa Cox, who was born in Ireland. Reilly’s great-grandmother Evelyn was born in Chicago, the daughter of William George Vincent, who was born in Warren County, Pennsylvania, and likely was of English descent; and of Pauline Mary Gibson, who was born in Chicago, and was of English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Oneidan, and Cayuga Iroquoian descent.

Reilly’s maternal grandfather is the son of Ralph Smith and Anna Frederickson. Anna was born in Louisiana, to a Danish father.

Reilly’s maternal grandmother is the daughter of John Francis Lunney and Lucille Theresa Skelly.

Source: Genealogy of Reilly Opelka –

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