The Perfect Match: Tennis Love Stories

Feb 14, 2024
novak djokovic kissing Cincinnati Open trophy

There are few love stories better than a player and their trophy. But some of those stories are worth sharing.

While “love” is usually something to avoid in tennis, it takes on a different meaning when we look at power couples of the sport. Check out these Cincinnati Open stars who have found their perfect match through tennis.

Roger Federer + Mirka Vavrinec

When you look up “tennis royalty” in the dictionary, Roger and Mirka show up. The Swiss Maestro met his tennis-playing lady while the two were representing their homeland at the Olympics in 2000. While they’re most known for Roger’s appearances on the tennis court (including seven Cincinnati Open titles), the couple has more recently graced places like Met Gala, Paris Fashion Week, and the Royal Box at Wimbledon with their presence.

Andre Agassi + Stefi Graff

For more than 20 years, Andre Agassi and Stefi Graff have been a power couple in the world of tennis. They tout a combined 30 Grand Slam titles and Agassi has called himself “champion” four times at the Cincinnati Open. More recently, the couple won the “Pickleball Slam” and the million dollars that went with it, proving they haven’t lost it (and probably never will).

Elina Svitolina + Gaël Monfils

Talk about being your spouse’s biggest supporter. Former Cincinnati Open quarterfinalists Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina, who were married in 2021, have seemingly perfected the balancing act of pursuing your career (in this case, global tennis stardom) while putting family first. They even have a joint Instagram account titled G.E.M.S Life – standing for Gaël Elina Monfils Svitolina.

Stefanos Tsitsipas + Paula Badosa

Any couple with a fan page(s) dedicated to them deserves a spot on this list. Tsitsidosa took the world by storm less than a year ago and have since captivated fans with their budding romance. Tsitsipas can often be spotted cheering on Badosa, and vice versa, when they’re not sharing the court together in a mixed doubles match. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but we’d counter with, “tennis makes the heart grow fonder” for this duo.

Madison Keys + Bjorn Frantangelo

Last spring, American tennis players Madison Keys and Bjorn Frantangelo, announced their romantic engagement after six years of dating. Keys, a former Cincinnati Open champ, met Frantangelo while training in Florida and they’ve been a dynamic duo, both on and off the court (they play mixed doubles together!) ever since.

Alex de Minaur + Katie Boulter

Alex de Minaur and Katie Boulter are top in their countries and top in each other’s hearts. While they’re often apart working the ATP and WTA circuits, Boulter (Great Britain’s highest-ranked WTA player) and de Minaur (Australia’s highest-ranked ATP player and former Cincinnati Open doubles champ) have charmed the tennis world with their playful banter and flirty fun.