Love is a major, well at least, for these tennis superstars. Indeed, finding love is a part of the tour. And the best part is—no one’s keeping score when nobody should.
Tennis can be easily considered as the loneliest sport. Unless playing double, the player is usually alone in the court. Although he or she continually travels—tournament to tournament, hotel to hotel—with an ensemble, the entire experience can still get lonely at times without someone to share that experience with. The only person who would understand the predicament is a co-tennis player.
There are several non-married tennis couples such as Dominic Thiem and Kristina Mladevonic and Stan Wawrinka and Donna Vekic as well as the newly -engaged couple, Luke Saville and Daria Gavrilova, but this is a shoutout to the married ones for keeping the romance alive courtside and outside.
Here are the power couples in the world of tennis whose motto is ‘play together, stay together.’
Marcos Baghdatis and Karolina Sprem
Baghdatis married Sprem in 2012 in Trakošćan Castle in Croatia. Sprem previously ranked No. 17 while Baghdatis had four ATP titles and reached a career-high of No. 8. He was also the greatest Cypriot tennis player. Baghdatis still plays tennis but is now down to No. 125. They have two daughters together.
Fabio Fognini and Flavia Pennetta
Pennetta retired after winning the 2015 US Open. She then married Fognini in 2016, ranked No. 13 then. Both Italians, the couple had their first child in 2017 and announced the coming of their second child. Fognini, for his part, won the 2019 Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles.
Radek Stepanek and Nicole Vaidisova
Stepanek and Vaidosova first got married when the latter was only 20 years old. The marriage lasted for three years. They divorced in 2013 and focused on playing tennis. They rekindled their relationship and got married again in 2018—the same year they welcomed their first child together. Stepanek is Novak Djokovic’s current coach.
Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec
Federer and Vavrinec met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Vavrinec was also a successful player, reaching as high as No. 76 in 2001 until she decided to take a backseat and become Federer’s biggest support system. Their 2009 wedding happened at Wenkenhof Villa in Switzerland, after seeing Mirka displaying her engagement rings (yes, you read that right) on several occasions, courtside, of course. The couple has four children (two sets of twins; one girl and one boy) together.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
Agassi and Graf, the Grand Slam-winning couple, got married in 2001. The two started dating in 1999 after meeting in the French Open. The very definition of a power couple, the two has a pretty low-key relationship. They got married at their home with only their mothers present. They’ve been married for 18 years and have two children together, an 18-year old son and 16-year old daughter.
Keeping the spark alive on-court and off-court, these are the love moments worth celebrating!