IT’S the first sporting event to see crowds gather in months – so all eyes are firmly fixed on the Australian Open tennis players – and their partners.
Over the next fortnight, some of the top stars are being supported by some very glamorous WAGs, including reality tv personalities, an OnlyFans star and even a circus performer.
One model that has already set pulses racing at the annual event, which started on Monday, is Brazilian beauty Camille Ringoir, 28, girlfriend of Canadian tennis ace Milos Raonic, 30.
She recently wowed in a beach photoshoot, the latest in a series of jaw-dropping snaps – many of which she’s shared with fans online.
Due to Covid restrictions this year, most of the players’ partners will be cheering them on from home and showing their support on social media.
Here, we look at the other ‘TWAGs’ serving up the glamour during the competition…
Aussie player Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend, 26, has already made waves among fans at this year’s Australian Open, having been spotted in the stands.
And she’s a well-known face to many, having starred in Love Island in her home country, as well as making a name for herself on racy subscription site OnlyFans.
Vanessa first enjoyed online fame thanks to her Instagram modelling in 2015, according to 7 News, before making headlines in 2019 when she broke up with the brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power.
She went on to appear in Australia’s Love Island that same year, but later spoke out about the huge toll it had on her mental health.
She has since focused on her successful career and has become a huge hit on OnlyFans, sharing X-rated content with fans, as well as posing in endless sexy snaps on Instagram.
And Tomic, 28, who she began dating last year, also recently revealed he’s made her his official ‘coach’, adding: “Happy wife, happy life.”
With endless bikini snaps, workout photos showing off her extensive tattoos, and pictures of her posing in front of flashy cars, it’s fair to say the pair live a very extravagant life together.
A regular fixture at most major tennis tournaments is 33-year-old Serbian Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena, 34, who he met in high school and married in 2014.
The couple’s marriage has been dogged by infidelity rumours for years, but Novak slammed claims their relationship was on the rocks last year, insisting: “We love each other.”
Jelena often shares happy family photos with her husband and their two children on Instagram, as well as a stream of very glam pictures.
She has achieved major success alongside her husband, and is director of their charity the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which aims to help children in Serbia realise their dreams by improving the country’s education system.
The couple welcomed their son Stefan in October 2014 and Djokovic confirmed he was a father again three years later, after they welcomed Tara in September 2017.
Australian player Jordan Thompson, 26, and his reality star girlfriend Brittany Hockley, only confirmed their romance just five days ago.
Radiographer and podcast host Brittany, 34, starred in Australia’s The Bachelor in 2018, where she was famously dumped in the finale by Nick Cummins, who left the show single.
Sharing a photo with her new man on social media, she wrote: “Annnd that’s me. Game, set, match, love. Or however it goes.”
She’s already been seen supporting him this week, and often shares snaps showing off her extensive and very summer wardrobe online.
With endless beach days, meals at fancy restaurants and stunning getaways, she appears to be a natural already when it comes to a glam WAG life.
Italian favourite Fabio Fognini, 33, has some strong support at home from his wife Flavia, 38, who he’s been married to since 2016.
The pair, who share two children, have the sport in common as Flavia is also a retired player herself, and they now enjoy a very cosy family life together.
Flavia became Italy’s first top-ten female singles player in 2009, and the first Italian to be ranked world No. 1 in doubles in 2011.
She’s continued to keep up with her healthy lifestyle ever since retiring, giving fans a glimpse at her fitness routines. She regularly shows off her slim figure by the sea or poolside on holidays in skimpy bikinis.
He’s one of Australia’s most controversial pro players due to his regular outbursts, and Nick Kyrgios, 25, made headlines once again this week after mysteriously deleting his girlfriend Chiara Passari from his Instagram.
He has since clarified that they’re still going strong, however, and paid tribute to her in a post-match press conference, saying: “I’m extremely lucky to even be in my position. I’m healthy. I’ve got great friends, great family, an amazing girlfriend back home — I’m blessed.”
The pair began dating last year, three months after his split with Russian tennis player Anna Kalinskaya.
And while Chiara has now made her Instagram private, she’s previously been pictured posing alongside Kyrgios, as they ride around in incredible sports cars and share romantic date nights together.
Lili Paul Roncalli
Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem, 27, is another favourite at this year’s tournament – and cheering him on from afar is German contortionist girlfriend Lili Paul Roncalli.
Lili Paul, 22, has made the headlines in her own right in the past, having won German dance contest Let’s Dance in 2020.
Daughter of the Austrian circus director Bernhard Paul, she has performed in circuses herself and has shared impressive photos of her routines on Instagram over the years.
Thiem recently said of their relationship: “It’s all very fresh, the last few weeks have been nice.”
Lili Paul is a major jet-setter, and her Instagram is littered with bikini photos by huge pools, on balconies with expansive views and enjoying city breaks.
Maria Francisca Perello
Stunning Maria Francisca Perello, known as Xisca, isn’t as prominent in the limelight – preferring to keep her romantic life with Spanish star player Rafael Nadal behind closed doors.
However, the insurance worker and business graduate, who began dating the tennis pro around 15 years ago, has been spotted supporting him at some of his major events in the past.
They tied the knot in October 2019, saying their vows in front of around 350 guests at the La Fortaleza castle in Majorca, the island of his birth.
Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie were all on the invite list.
Like Jelena Djokovic, Xisca has pursued her own successful career and is project director for the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which her husband launched more than a decade ago.
In one of her only interviews, Xisca Perello revealed that she chooses not to attend most of Nadal’s tennis matches in a bid to preserve their relationship.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, has been dubbed the ‘Greek God’ after beating Gilles Simon this year in the first round – but when it comes to his romantic life, he keeps it largely under wraps.
He’s thought to have been dating brunette beauty Theodora Petalas for around two years, with the pair pictured on holiday together in 2020, and on nights out with friends.
He also recently shared a rare photo of her in a white bikini on holiday, writing: “Appreciate the simple.”
Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev, 24, is another prominent name at this year’s tournament, and he’s got his wife Daria behind him as he pushes for the win.
Daria doesn’t have a major social media presence herself, but has featured in some sweet photos with her husband on his page in the past.
The couple dated for four years before marrying in September 2018 and he said: “She’s one of the most important members of my team.”
He added: “She gave me a lot of confidence. I always say that it’s the moment I made the proposal to her, that’s when I started to go up.”
Daria shone out on their wedding day, opting for a pale pink knee-length dress and stilettos, while wearing her hair in loose waves.
The pair have enjoyed exotic breaks away around the busy tennis schedule, with photos by huge pools and in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and Daria is often pictured with her husband at matches looking super glam in high heels and stylish outfits.
It appears to be game, set, match for these couples.