Roger Federer married Mirka

Roger Federer married Mirka

Roger Federer married Mirka (Miroslava) Vavrinec of Slovakian origin on April 11, 2009 after an eight year long relationship with her. A month earlier, both had announced that they were expecting their first child. Federer announced his wedding on his official website that evening, quoting it to be a beautiful spring day.

The wedding was a small ceremony held at his hometown in Basel, Switzerland. 39 guests attended the wedding. Mirka wore a white empire dress, while Federer wore a three piece black suit. Mirka’s wedding ring was made by her father who is a goldsmith. At the reception, Swiss dishes were served and the celebration went on until after midnight.

They sold 12 of their wedding photos to Schwiezzer Illustrierte, a Swiss magazine. The money was donated to Roger Federer Foundation, an organization that helps the children with good athletic abilities but are financially poor. It also does relief work in Africa. The editor in chief of the magazine says that he maintains good relation with Federer’s family for years. On July 23, 2009, Mirka gave birth to twin baby girls named Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

Mirka is four years older than Federer, yet they share an inseparable bond. Mirka, like Roger, was a tennis player. She was among the top 100 women once. They both met in 2000 Olympics at Sydney. In the Olympics, they were both representing Switzerland. She retired due to a foot injury and since then, she has been working as Federer’s public relations manager. Their marriage has been successful just like Federer’s career and Mirka is always beside her husband in every match!

Famous Female tennis player: Elena Dementeiva

Famous Female tennis player: Elena Dementeiva

Famous female tennis player Elena Dementeiva is a Russian professional tennis star who has two Olympic gold medals in singles that includes gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Althoug Elena retired a little earlier but she was the strongest performer at the Olympics in comparison to any other player with the record of 11-2. Elena has also achieved the feat of reaching grand slam finals twice in her career. She achieved her career high ranking, No. 3 in 2009 and retired in 2010 ranked No. 9 at WTA.

The Russian tennis player Elena Dementeiva is considered to be an offensive player who plays her game from the baseline. Even though she is solid in both, the stroke that is played most by her is forehand ground stroke that is played flat and hard. Elena Dementeiva is known for her speed and athleticism on the court. She approaches the net few times during a match except playing drop shots and weak return shots from her opponents. Since Wimbledon in 2009, she has been observed to be more aggressive compared to earlier games. The playing adaptability of Elena Dementeiva allows her to play on any kind of tennis court but she has achieved her best results on hard courts. Even though, her game is not too suited to grass courts, her aggressive services and athleticism has helped her to reach two semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Famous male tennis player: Andre Agassi

Famous male tennis player: Andre Agassi

Famous male tennis player Andre Agassi is one of the greatest tennis players ever to have played the game. He was the proud winner of 8 Grand Slam titles and a gold medal winner at the Olympics in singles. He is one of the few who have won all four Grand Slams on all surfaces. He is also the only tennis male player in history to have ever won a golden slam. He won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in a single year, catapulting him to an elite club which has yet to get its second member.

USA tennis player, Agassi was also the winner of a record number of ATP Masters Tournaments. He won a total of 17 tournaments which is more than any other male player in the history of the sport. His achievements were aptly awarded when he was declared the 12th best tennis player through the period from 1965 to 2005 by Tennis Magazine. This great legend bid adieu to the sport due to continual injury problems which threatened to be fatal if he continued to play the game. Andre Agassi retired from tennis on September 3rd, 2006, thus bringing to an end a career, which the world would never fail to be amazed at.