Here’s part two of our feature on the love lives of your favorite sport stars. Read on if you would like to know who your favorite tennis players’ girlfriends and boyfriends.
Of the Big Four in the tennis, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is the only one who is not married, but he is pretty much attached to longtime girlfriend Xisca Perello. Roger Federer, winner of 17 grand slam titles, has long been married to former professional tennis player Mirka and the couple is blessed with two sets of twins (Charlene and Myla Rose and Leo and Lenny).
Eleven-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic married his longtime girlfriend Jelena in 2014 (they have a son named Stefan) while Andy Murray also married his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 (their firstborn is due to come out this February).
Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello
Fourteen-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello have been together for more than eight years now. She is often seen cheering during the Spanish tennis star’s big matches. Xisca also occasionally accompanies Nadal in red carpet events.
Photo courtesy: Rafael Nadal/Instagram
Grigor Dimitrov and Nicole Scherzinger
Dimitrov and fellow tennis star girlfriend Maria Sharapova had broken up last July, but the Bulgarian tennis star is now seeing former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, who had just been in an on-and-off relationship with three-time Formula One (F1) world champion Lewis Hamilton.
A source revealed to The Sun that the pair is indeed dating adding that the new couple has “been careful not to be pictured together because they don’t want the pressure of the relationship being in the public eye.”
However, Scherzinger confirmed her blossoming romance with Dimitrov when she was seen blowing him a kiss from the stands during one of his matches at the 2016 Brisbane International. She was also seen cheering for him at the Australian Open.
Photo courtesy: Grigor Dimitrov/Instagram
Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic
These two tennis stars are smitten with each other. Rumors of romance sparked when they were spotted at the Queensland Tennis Awards together. They also exchanged messages on Twitter. Just a few days ago, Kyrgios and Tomljanovic were seen kissing and getting all sweet with each other at the Melbourne grounds of the Australian Open.
Photo courtesy: Instagram/Nick Kyrgios
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ana Ivanovic
Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger and Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic have been seeing each other since early 2015. The German footballer has occasionally been a spectator in Ivanovic’s box during some of her matches. She has also been seen going to some of Schweinsteiger’s events.
Photo courtesy: Ana Ivanovic/Instagram
Stan Wawrinka and Donna Vekic
Two-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka got divorced from his estranged wife Ilham last April. He is now in a relationship with up and coming Croatian tennis star Donna Vekic, who had been spotted cheering on the Swiss tennis player. She has also often tweeted about Wawrinka.
Serena Williams and Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian
The top-ranked female tennis player, Serena Williams, winner of 21 grand slams, reportedly dumped rumored boyfriend Drake. Reports say that Serena is dating Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Daria Gavrilova and Luke Saville
Daria Gavrilova is reportedly in a relationship with Australian and fellow professional tennis player Luke Saville. Gavrilova, also known as Dasha, is Australian number two while Saville Australian number 10.
Photo courtesy: Daria Gavrilova/Instagram
Petra Kvitova and Radek Meidl
Two-time Wimbledon champion announced her engagement to hockey player boyfriend Radek Meidl in December 2015. No date has yet been set for their wedding.
So happy to share the news with you that we got engaged! pic.twitter.com/8aXm9rGPk0
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) December 17, 2015
Photo courtesy: Petra Kvitova/Twitter
Eugenie Bouchard and Jordan Caron
Last July, Eugenie Bouchard was spotted holding hands with hockey player Jordan Caron while out and about in Montreal. Caron is three years her senior and a member of St. Louis Blues.
Photo courtesy: Eugenie Bouchard/Instagram
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