The French Open is winding down, but the behind-the-scenes action is still hot. While many top players are happily coupled up with civilians—Rafael Nadal, for example, has been dating his hometown sweetheart, Xisca Perello, for five years—many others are cruising the insular world of pro tennis for love. The men's and women's tours are a hotbed of hookups, breakups, and salty euphemisms about forehands. Here we'll take a look at some of the tours' sexiest couplings, past and present.
Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi
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The tennis world's power couple emeritus have between them 30 Grand Slam tournament titles, two Olympic gold medals, and two children. Andre, who was previously married to Brooke Shields, and Steffi hooked up at the winners' ball after clinching their respective tournaments at the 1999 French Open. They married in 2001 and have been making occasional appearances as the real-life version of Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst in Wimbledon ever since (although they were both way better tennis players). Last year husband and wife played mixed doubles against Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman to inaugurate the new roof at Wimbledon and it was super cute. Doubles Tennis Can Have The Same Drama And Intrigue As Any Relationship
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Roger & Mirka Federer
As is part of modern sports-romance legend, the two Swiss players met at the 2000 Olympics in the Sydney athletes' village and have been together ever since. Mirka retired from pro tennis in 2002 and became Roger's PR manager, watching from the boxes as her partner became the winningest player of his generation. They married and welcomed twin daughters last year. On the court Federer can seem almost unbearably smug, but whenever he's photographed with his wife he just looks like an ordinary fellow who's very much in love. We adore that. Play Together: Top Sports For Couples