Shacking up with a tennis player has got to be one of the toughest gigs out there. They’re constantly travelling, training and competing, which doesn’t leave much time to spend with their significant other.
These loved-up ladies donate a lot their time to the audience stands, supporting and cheering on their main men for hours at a time, or waiting for their other half to propose for years at a time. We think it’s time to shine the spotlight on them. They deserve it! Meet the women behind tennis’ favourite men below.
Novak and Jelena Djokovic
To everyone else he might be the world’s number-one tennis player, but, to Jelena, Novak is her high school sweetheart. After over eight years of dating, the pair got married in July last year and had their first child, Stefan, the following October.
If her patience and beauty wasn’t enough to woo you, this glamour is also the CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, helping Serbian children in need.