Nelly and her older sister, Jessica, are both on Tour. Her parents, Petr Korda and Regina Raichrtova, were both international tennis stars.
As a 2017 LPGA Tour rookie, Nelly had five top-10 finishes including four additional top-20 finishes in 23 starts. She shot a career-low 63 in the third round of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. In 2017, she ranked second on Tour in eagles (!2), third on Tour in Par-5 Scoring Averages (4.59) and finished third in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings (599 points).