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Marriage fiascos of tennis stars.

Posted by tennisplanet on April 11, 2007


If you are a tennis star, marriage may not be the best thing for you. Look at the track record of some of ‘tennis star’ marriages, and you will want to stay away from it.

Bjorn Borg, the 5-time Wimbledon champion, had a turbulent relationship with his wife, before getting a divorce. That was partly to blame for: he suffered a drug overdose and was rumored to have attempted suicide.

Andre Agassi had a rocky two year marriage with Hollywood actress, Brook Shields, ending in a divorce.

John McEnroe (Yes, him – you could have never guessed), married and divorced Tatum O’Neal in 1992 and married musician Patty Smith in 1997. He has six children – three with O’Neal, two with Smith, and one from Smith’s previous marriage to rock star Richard Hell – what a mess.

Jimmy Connors was engaged to Chris Evert in 1974, but the wedding planned was called off and ripped us off another divorce. Connors is still married to model Patti McGuire.

But Chris Evert kept the tradition alive. She married British tennis player, John Lloyd in 1979. They divorced in1987. She went for the second dip with Olympic skier Andy Mill in 1988 and had three sons with him, and then screwed them all, by getting a divorce in 2006. Reason for divorce: affair with Australian golfer Greg Norman!!! At least she gave us three flavors.

Justine Henin married Pierre-Yves Hardenne in a castle in 2002. She separated from her husband, January of this year and came back to win two titles. Maybe it is a good thing!!!

Serena and Venus Williams’s parents divorced last year and was the big reason for the absence of the sisters from the tour. Your heart has to go out to their father, who nurtured them both, to these huge stars from childhood. And you look at the players box, you see Serena’s mother and other sisters all together, and on the top of the stadium, all by himself, with a camera is Richard, their father – all alone. Heartbreaking.

With all that already in the books, Kim Clisters is cutting short her promising career to ‘settle down’ and start a family. We’ll be waiting. Hinges is engaged to Radek Stepanek??? (is this a star-war sequel?).

If you are a female tennis player, being a lesbian seems to help a lot. They are not settling ‘down’ anytime soon and could play until age 50. Any names come to mind like Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Amelie Mauresmo? Did you know, Martina Hinges was named by her mother after Martina Navratilova. Just the name can only take you so far, without the ‘main’ ingredient.

Maybe, Federer is ahead of the game, by refusing to commit to his 7-year girl friend.

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