Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Tennis

Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

TENNIS fans will be cheering on their favourite players from Henman Hill as Wimbledon returns this week – though the roar might be a bit quieter than usual this year.

Covid-restrictions mean the tournament, which was completely cancelled last year, will go ahead with a reduced spectator capacity – but the top seeds know they can still count on the support of their loyal partners.

Kim Murray will be cheering on husband Andy once again at this summer’s Wimbledon

Players are normally allowed to bring a 15-strong entourage of coaching staff and family members.

But this year they’re only permitted to take a maximum of three people with them to the tournament.

And we already know for sure which partners we won’t be seeing at Wimbledon in 2021.

Australian Love Islander turned OnlyFans model Vanessa Sierra will be absent after boyfriend Bernard Tomic crashed out in the second round of qualifying.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Bernard Tomic with Vanessa Sierra – Tomic failed to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw

German Strictly winner and contortionist Lili Paul-Roncalli also won’t be in the stands as her US Open-winning boyfriend Dominic Thiem was forced to pull out of the tournament with a wrist injury.

So who are we likely to see tucking into strawberries and cream at Centre Court?

Bachelor beauty

While Vanessa Sierra might not be attending, another Aussie dating show star will be.

That’s because 27-year-old player Jordan Thompson is in a relationship with former Bachelor contestant Brittany Hockley, 32.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Brittany Hockley, 32, became famous Down Under when she appeared on The Bachelor

Brittany, a qualified radiographer, got down to the last two in the 2018 series of the Australian dating show.

But the series ended in disaster when the series’ bachelor, ex rugby pro Nick Cummins, decided he didn’t want a relationship with either of the finalists.

Brittany revealed her relationship with Thompson, ranked 76th in the world, to her 190,000 Instagram followers in February.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Brittany is now with Jordan Thompson, 27, making his fifth appearance in Wimbledon’s men’s singles tournament

She also shared her heartbreak at her fella having to begin his months-long tennis tour away from home just weeks after the relationship started.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I’ll try and go to Wimbledon and maybe America, but it’s all dependent on Covid,” Brittany said.

Lingerie model

US pro Sam Querrey also had a flirtation with dating shows when he appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker – before finding love with wife Abby.

The stunning model has reportedly posed for luxury lingerie brand La Perla along with a string of magazines.

She tied the knot with Querrey in 2018 and they now have a one-year-old son, Ford Austin.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Abby Querrey is a model and blogger who has travelled the world with her glamorous job
, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals
Since 2018 she’s been married to Sam Querrey, who knocked Andy Murray out of Wimbledon a year earlier

The glamorous couple caused uproar in January when it was revealed they came into the UK on a private jet from the St Petersburg Open last October despite knowingly having Covid.

Querrey said he chartered the plane because he didn’t want his family to isolate in a Russian hospital for two weeks, as per Kremlin rules at the time.

“In my opinion, we didn’t really put anyone in danger,” he told Sports Illustrated.

Charity director

Bookies’ favourite Novak Djokovic also knows a thing or two about Covid outrages, having been branded an anti-vaxxer last April.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

So too does his wife, Jelena, who has been censored by Instagram for sharing a video linking the pandemic with 5G.

Jelena, 35, and 34-year-old Novak met in secondary school in Serbia and married in 2014.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Jelena has known world number one Novak Djokovic since her schooldays

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Jelena is the director of education charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation

As well as being the mother of their two kids, Jelena is the 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.

Their marriage has been dogged by infidelity rumours in recent years, which Novak has consistently denied.

In March, a Serbian model revealed she was offered £50K to secretly film herself seducing Novak in a twisted blackmail plot.

Pet portrait artist

Two-time Wimbledon champ Andy Murray has also been with his wife, Kim, since they were teenagers.

Kim, 33, is the daughter of Brit tennis coach Nigel Sears – he introduced Kim to Andy at the 2005 US Open.

Despite a brief separation in 2009 – reportedly owing to Murray’s video game obsession – they’ve been together ever since and married at Dunblane Cathedral in 2015.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Kim Murray was introduced to her future husband by her tennis coach father

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Andy and Kim got married six years ago and now have four kids together

Arty Kim is a skilled painter and has previously been commissioned to do portraits of pets.

She now has four kids with Andy, with the youngest born in March this year during lockdown.

Kim is regularly seen giving her husband her full support from the Wimbledon stands – even being spotted allegedly swearing about one of Murray’s opponents.

Swapping court for Royal Box

Mirka Federer was a professional tennis player in her own right when she met Roger at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

But the 43-year-old’s career was cut short just two years later by a foot injury.

In the years since, she’s worked as her husband’s PR manager and, like Kim Murray, is a regularly seen supporting her partner at big matches.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Roger Federer’s wife Mirka was once a professional tennis player

They married in 2009 and, in the same year, Mirka gave birth to identical twins.

Remarkably, they had another set of twins five years later.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Mirka has since become pals with Pippa Middleton, even attending the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister’s wedding in 2017.

Last year, Roger praised Mirka for her self-sacrifice in helping him become the player he is today.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Federer has been open about how important Mirka has been to his success

“She has been wonderful in terms of support,” he told The Times. “It was amazing how easily she walked away from tennis and retired, never really tried to come back.

“With me winning Wimbledon eventually and becoming the player I became, she was, like, ‘You know what, I’d rather have helped you have an amazing career [than] me having some kind of a career and we won’t see each other and we’ll grow unhappy, and maybe we’ll break up because we won’t see each other enough.’”

Multimillionaire tech tycoon

Serena Williams is tipped to claim her eighth Wimbledon title this year.

She’ll be cheered on by her internet mogul husband, Alexis Ohanian.

Ohanian, 38, co-founded Reddit and was estimated to boast a £29million fortune in 2019 – which is just a drop in the ocean next to Serena’s net worth, which is sometimes estimated at over £140million.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Serena Williams is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

The power couple are proud parents to daughter Alexis Olympia

He proposed to Williams in 2016 and they revealed their engagement in a Reddit post.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Their lavish wedding a year later was attended by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.

The New Orleans nuptials came weeks after the birth of their daughter, Alexis Olympia.

Athlete’s dance with death

Katie Swan became the first British woman to come through qualifying at Wimbledon for 20 years last week.

The 22-year-old hopeful swept aside Aussie Arina Rodionova in straight sets to make it to the main draw.

She’ previously spoken out about her tennis player boyfriend Joel Cannell’s terrifying battle with malaria.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Katie Swan with fellow tennis player Joel Cannell

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

The Brit star dropped her racquet as she qualified for Wimbledon’s main draw on Friday

Swan recalled getting a call from Joel the day before her first match at the US Open in 2018.

“He was very out of sorts and I knew there was something wrong,” Swan told SE.

“A day later, he was in hospital diagnosed with malaria. He had just come back from Nigeria and wasn’t even conscious for two days.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“He had the worst strain of it which can be fatal if you don’t catch it early enough.

“I was so worried about him it was so hard to focus on tennis.”

Mixed doubles

Australian ace Ajla Tomljanovic is also partnered up with a fellow pro player.

She’s in a relationship with Italian Matteo Berrettini, 25, who is the men’s seventh seed at Wimbledon this year.

, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals

Ajla Tomljanovic is in a separate bubble away from he partner ahead of Wimbledon
, Meet Wimbledon stars’ glamorous partners including lingerie models, Bachelor contestants and Pippa Middleton’s pals
She’s dating Matteo Berrettini, who claimed the Queen’s Club title earlier this month

He and 28-year-old Ajla spent lockdown together in Florida but they’re now in separate bubbles ahead of the tournament.

Berrettini is riding high after becoming the first debutant to win the Queen’s Club Championships since Boris Becker in 1985.

“This one feels very special,” he wrote on Instagram last week.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Formula 1

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has given up his hands-on-control of Formula One following several controversies. The 61-year-old now reportedly faces a battle to...

Boxing

TYSON FURY wants brother Tommy to avoid a return to traditional professional boxing after his fight with Jake Paul. The heavyweight champion has instead...

Boxing

JAKE PAUL has been backed to beat Tommy Fury because the Brit is all for show – according to ex-UFC champion Luke Rockhold. Paul...

Tennis

RACHEL STUHLMANN sent her fans wild as she stunned in an eye-popping outfit. The model, who is known for being the world’s sexiest tennis...

Golf

IT IS time for the top players to get their wheelbarrows out, as the PGA Tour’s “elevated” events get under way this week. The...

Boxing

JORGE MASVIDAL has accused Jake Paul of hypocrisy amid his row with UFC president Dana White over fighter pay. Paul has campaigned against White...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement