Athlete couples – 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer met his wife while both were competing for Switzerland at the 2000 Olympics. Injury forced Mirka to retire from tennis in 2002, since when she has worked as her husband's PR manager.
Athlete couples – Lleyton Hewett and Kim Clijsters, both former world No. 1 tennis champions, met at the Australian Open in 2000, reportedly after Kim's sister Elkie asked her to get Lleyton's autograph. They announced their engagement in 2003 but split in October 2004. Both decried the "malicious gossip" that followed their separation. Pictured, the two kiss after Hewitt defeated his fiance in an exhibition match, 2004.
Athlete couples – Track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery went from power couple to notorious dopers after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs in 2007. They had a child together, Tim, Jr., and have since split. Pictured, Jones and Montgomery pose with their trophies after their races, on September 14, 2002, during the IAAF Grand-Prix Final at Paris' Charlety Stadium.
Athlete couples – The news of the romance between England's rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall and Zara Philips, the Queen's granddaughter, came as a surprise to many - but they happily tied the knot in 2011. One year later, Philips won an Olympic silver in the equestrian team event.
Athlete couples – Pro basketball players Shelden Williams and Candace Parker married in 2008 and had a daughter the following year. Candace Parker still plays for the L.A. Sparks. Pictured, the couple and their daughter, Lailaa Nicole Williams, arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, July 2012.
Athlete couples – Pro tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have 30 grand slam singles titles between them, and they still play together in doubles exhibition matches. They married in 2001. Pictured, the couple smiles from onstage during a nonprofit event, February 2012.
Athlete couples – Golfer Nancy Lopez and World Series MVP Ray Knight were married for 27 years before splitting up in 2009. Pictured, Lopez and Knight watch a game in Carmel, Indiana, September 2005.
Athlete couples – After defecting from communist Romania in 1989, Olympic legend Nadia Comăneci found her way, via Canada, to love. Fellow Olympic gymnastic champion Bart Conner had never forgotten the girl he first met as a teenager - and the American married the sporting heroine in a 1996 ceremony broadcast live in Romania.
Athlete couples – After failed relationships with Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia, English footballer Sol Campbell and Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek, former Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis found love with show jumper Thibault Hutin -- marrying the Frenchman in 2010.
Athlete couples – Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as Flo Jo, and Al Joyner, Olympic gold medal winning triple jumper and Flo Jo's coach, met at the U.S. Olympic trial in 1980 and married in 1987. Flo Jo won golds in both the 100 meter and 200 meter at the Seoul Olympics in the following year. She died in 1998. Pictured, she walks off the track with her husband Al Joyner during the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 1988.
Athlete couples – Soccer star Mia Hamm and baseball player Nomar Garciaparra married in 2003 and had twin girls in 2007 together, according to People. Pictured, the pair attend a show premiere, November 2005.
Photos: Athlete couples – Professional hockey player Sergei Fedorov admitted in 2003 that he and tennis heartthrob Anna Kournikova had briefly been married after they had already divorced. It had been rumored since 2001, according to SI.com. Pictured, Fedorov and Kournikova pose for photos at a French Open event in Paris in October 2000.
Photos: Athlete couples – Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch married professional baseball pitcher Casey Daigle, and have a son, Ace, together. Pictured, Daigle and Finch arrive at the ESPY Awards on July 14, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.
Photos: Athlete couples – U.S. Soccer defender Heather Mitts married NFL quarterback AJ Feeley in 2010. Pictured, Mitts and Feeley attend ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Athlete couples – Sharing the same date of birth, legendary long distance runner Emil Zatopek and his wife Dana Zatopkova, a javelin thrower, also won Olympic titles on the very same day - with the couple showing their four gold medals here. Emil passed away in 2000, leaving behind the wife he married 52 years earlier.
Photos: Athlete couples – Golfer Greg Norman and tennis pro Chris Evert finalized their divorce in 2010, according to People Magazine. They had been married for 15 months. Pictured, Norman and Evert wait on the ninth green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2009, in Augusta, Georgia.