Every sport has its own glamour and charisma. But not like the young and rich tennis players, who play for their nation with passion and spirit. Very often we watch the tennis matches on our television and we could see the player’s family cheering through out the match.
If you are lucky you could also find their girl friends trying to give these players that extra morale support which they need. Today, there are two criteria’s for a girl to be a partner for a tennis player.
The first being she should be beautiful and sexy. And the second being that she should be involved in modeling or films. We will just go through a glimpse of some of the well known tennis players and their girl friends.
Novak Djokovic, the ace Serbian tennis star met with Leryn Franco, the javelin thrower of Paraguay in the Beijing Olympics. Leryn Franco does some modeling and has been the runner up for Miss Paraguay. She is 26 years old and was the Miss Bikini Universe pageant the previous year.
Though Beijing Olympics was not successful for Leryn Franco as she finished 42nd, she really was successful in finding her boy friend. On the other side Novak Djokovic was successful in both winning the bronze as well as Leryn Franco’s heart in the Beijing Olympics. We also saw Leryn in the stands when Novak Djokovic was facing Arnaud Clement to win the bronze medal.
Sara Foster, the blonde girl, is another professional modeling and actress who caught the attention of German world number 10 ranked Tommy Hass. These pair proved to the world that language or country doesn’t dictate love. Sara Foster was born in the year 1981 to David Foster, Canadian born songwriter and musician in Malibu California. She has been appearing in a number of reality shows in most of the television channels. The MTV ET of 2002 was hosted by her. Prior to meeting Tommy Hass in the Sydney Olympics through Kate Hudson, she has been engaged with Ashley Hamilton in 2002. However after her engagement with Ashley broke, she was seen dating with actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Benicio del Toro. She was also ranked tenth in the Max Magazine 100 sexiest women in the world. Though her movie career has been below par, we could expect a lot from her in future.
Guillermo Canas is another Argentine tennis player who also had a girl cheering for her in the stands in his matches. Her name is Fabiana Sempreborn, a Brazilian model born to a Brazilian father and Italian-American mother in the year 1984.
Though she is eight year younger to him, their romance has the same flavour. She has been modeling ever since she has been identified by an Agent in Sao Paolo. Guillermo Canas and Fabiana have been posing for many magazines. They could be seen together in shopping malls, pubs in and around the Brazil. Recently they had been posing for the Argentine label Ona Saez’s global warming awareness programs.
Siobhan Parekh, the glamorous Perth model, is another girl who has been linked with a tennis player. The tennis player is none other than the Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis.
Siobhan is born to an Irish mother and Indian father. She rose to fame after winning the Girl Next Door contest in 2004. Siobhan has a long list of ex boy friends with whom she has broken. They include the controversial NBA player James Harvey. Mark too has few controversial affairs with Amanda Salinas whom he saw in a reality TV show, singer Delta Goodrem and Paris Hilton. Ever since last year, they have been in a healthy relationship. Siobhan could be seen in most of Mark’s matches. She is also a playable character in the online video game named Fury. Currently they are the most popular pair in Australia..
Mardy Fish is another Tennis player who struck a deal with Lawyer cum model Stacey Gardner.
Stacey practices Law, but tries to spare some time for entertainment and modeling, thus proving the common rule that girl friends of tennis players should be models or actresses.
She was one of the models of the NBC’s game show “Deal or No Deal” Mardy and Stacey would be engaged late this year.
Andy Roddick seems to be the next tennis star to fall prey to models. He fell in love with the swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.
When Brooklyn is in stands to cheer Andy Roddick, TV cameras do not forget to focus on her. She has been featured in many sports illustrated magazines.
She also posed sexy for Victoria and Vogue, Cosmopolitan magazines. Wedding bells could be heard soon for this couple as Brooklyn has been wearing a rock sized ring.
Marco Baghdatis, the Cyprus tennis star fell in love with his coach’s step daughter Camille Neviere.
Camille was first seen in public when she was cheering for Marco during the Australian Open tournament in 2006.
Camille and Marco have been not seen together for a long time in public thus proving some speculations that they might have broken. She is also a model and has a bright future in modeling.
The latest sensation Spaniard Rafal Nadal too has a girl friend. It’s his childhood friend Maria Francesca Perello.
Rafal had been keeping his affair secret waiting patiently so that Maria becomes eighteen. He openly announced his love affair once she was eighteen.
They have been seen dating in public afterwards. It would be interesting to see how his romance grows when his performance in the court is going down.
Only time will prove, if he will bounce back in the Australian Open 2009 to regain the Title once again.
James Blake, the American tennis star is engaged with the model Jennifer Scholle.
Their relationship has certainly helped Jennifer gain fame and popularity. She has also been featured in few video games.
The last not the least, Roger Federer has been in love with Mirka Vavrinec ever since they met with each other in the Sydney Olympics 2000.
Unlike other girl friends, Mirka herself is a tennis player and she has always been a descent match for Federer.
She never misses a match of her lover, and will be always there in the stands to cheer Federer.