Scotland's Andy Murray won the men's singles division in a heart-stopping final match, making him the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. On the women's side of the court, French player Marion Bartoli won the final championship against Sabine Lisicki. So what do athletics have to do with parenting? More than you would imagine, as our expert explains.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner, so let's take a look at some of the hotties who will be taking the field, stepping into the arena or diving into the pool for the London Games.
Nothing signals elite royalty status more than an appearance at Wimbledon. Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton sat cozily in the Royal Box as they cheered Britain's Andy Murray, who faced off against Richard Gasquet of France for a spot in the quarter-finals.
If you’ve been following any of the news from the US Open, you’ve probably also noticed the reports and photos about the celebrities in attendance. Among some of the cutest we’ve seen include those of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, which were posted to Celebitchy recently. The couple, who were snapped while watching the match between Roger Federer and Jurgen Melzer, seemed to be extremely close and affectionate in the stands, with their arms locked together in many of the images we saw. Admittedly, it’s a far cry from our last post about the pair, which talked about Stefani’s angry songwriting binge after rocker Courtney Love revealed on Howard Stern that she had an affair with Rossdale right before he married Stefani in 2002.
As Maria Sharapova attempts to reclaim the U.S. Open title she hasn't won since 2006, she has a good-luck charm on her side: NBA champion boyfriend Sasha Vujacic. The Slovenian-born Lakers star and the 17th-ranked tennis player in the world have been dating since November, when they were snapped cuddling at a U2 concert.
Tennis great Martina Navratilova has settled a lawsuit brought by her ex-girlfriend, paying Toni Layton $3 million for her silence after a two-year court battle. Toni, who left her husband for Martina, had threatened to air all of the couple's dirty laundry if she wasn't paid off.
The French Open is winding down, but the behind-the-scenes action is still hot. While many top players are happily coupled with civilians, like Rafael Nadal, many more are cruising the insular world of pro tennis for love—it's a hotbed of hookups, breakups, and salty euphemisms about forehands.
Fifteen-year-old Austin Smith is one of this morning's hottest searches. Smith, 15, designed his tennis star girlfriend Melanie Oudin's shoes and prepared her for her U.S. Open winning weekend. Visit YourTango's Celebrity Love for the story - and a shot of the shoes!
Roger Federer and wife Mirka reportedly used Facebook to announce the birth of their twin girls this morning...but we thought they were expecting a boy? YourTango's Celebrity Love blog has the story.
Tennis ace Andy Roddick is following his ex-flame Mandy Moore into matrimonial bliss, according to People magazine. The celebration of his marriage to his girlfriend of two years, model Brooklyn Decker, is scheduled to last two days near his home in Austin, Texas, this weekend. "We feel lucky to have found one another," Roddick told People when the couple got engaged last year. Roddick and Decker met when he saw her picture in a magazine and asked his agent to introduce them, which we hear is also how Antony and Cleopatra first made the magic happen.
Love-life experts say activity dates can quickly reveal a man's personality and character. So, the next time a guy invites you for a drink you'd be better off suggesting an out-of-the-bar experience to revealing character early on, so you can jump over the jerks and find the gems—the ones you may have otherwise overlooked. "All the answers you need lie in those first few dates," says April Beyer, a Los Angeles-based matchmaker and dating coach says, "if you're really paying attention." Here, dating coaches share the secrets of character-revealing dates —and the signs to look for when you're looking for love. Whether it's golf, bowling, tennis, horseback-riding, ice skating or blading, you'll want to know the red flags, early on. Read on!