The ATP and WTA tours are closely linked for most part of the season. This creates an atmosphere of close friendships and association between players which at many times does culminate into marriage. We take a look at 3 such famous couples of the game of tennis whose marriage has been long and successful.
3. Fabio Fognini And Flavia Pennetta
These two have held the baton for Italian tennis for a long period of time. Fognini and Pennetta got married in 2016 after dating for 2 years. Both have had wonderful tennis careers and Pennetta now a retired player continues to attend her husband’s matches and support him.
Fognini and Pennetta have both been top 10 players with Fabio bagging a career high ranking of World Number 9 and Flavia’s career highest ranking at WTA being World Number 6. Pennetta has also been a Grand Slam Champion at the US Open 2015 while Fabio Fogini with all his talent has not been able to win a Grand Slam. His highest title came at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2019.
2. Roger Federer And Mirka Vavrinec
Roger met Mirka during the Sydney 2000 Olympics when both of them were representing Switzerland and the rest is history. The two immediately got along and then dater for 8 years before getting married in 2009. Roger and Mirka have 4 children and are regarded as one of the most respected couples not only in tennis but in the world of sports.
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While Federer has been a 20 time Grand Slam Champ, a World Number 1 and regarded as one of the greatest ever in Men’s tennis, Mirka had a short career of 4 years. She turned pro in 1998 and went up to the career high ranking of World Number 76 before a foot injury forced her to retire early. Since then Mirka has been regularly travelling alongside her husband and cheering him in the most important and challenging moments of his career.
1. Andre Agassi And Steffi Graf
Graf and Agassi are probably the most loved, most adored and above all the most respected couple in tennis. Agassi who enjoyed a rockstar type image dated many women in 1990s and also married actress Brooke Shields for 2 years. Graf on the other side was more concentrated on her game and would prove to be the greatest German tennis player ever.
Graf and Agassi started dating after 1999 French Open and finally got married in 2001. Agassi and Graf now parents of 2 children are also the most accomplished tennis couple in history with a combined total of 30 Grand Slam titles and 2 Olympics Gold medals. The couple has also been appreciated for their contribution to social work and helping the underprivileged through the Andre Agassi foundation.