Tennis's power couples show that love and sports can mix

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa
  • Alex de Minaur and Katie Boulter
  • Tomas Machac and Katerina Siniakova
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Long-term relationships between tennis players are becoming more the norm. Three couples are publicly dating on tour. They prove that love is possible on the court and off (pun intended).

The most well-known tennis couple of the group goes by the moniker, Tsitsidosa. Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas have not shied away from sharing the details of their romance. There have been photos and videos of the two enjoying each other's company since the relationship began at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. Most recently, the pair met soccer legend David Beckham in Miami.

Alex de Minaur and Katie Boulter accomplished something none of the other couples has. They won tournaments on the same weekend, hours apart. De Minaur gave up the late-night victory celebration in Acapulco to catch an early morning flight to San Diego to watch Boulter's final.

Tomas Machac and Katerina Siniakova are a much lower-profile tennis couple

The Czech Republic duo of Tomas Machac, 23, and Katerina Siniakova, 27, are engaged. They have been dating since 2021. Like the others, Machac and Siniakova support one another, and Machac credits her for helping him with his game.

Siniakova, a 7-time Grand Slam ladies doubles champion with former partner Barbora Krejcikova, is the most successful player among the couples featured here. She has plenty of experience and knowledge to share with Machac who had an outstanding Miami Open reaching the quarterfinals. Though he lost to World No. 3 Jannik Sinner, Machac had big wins over World No. 6 Andrey Rublev and Andy Murray.

Fans have mixed feelings about their favorite players being part of a tennis couple, but it makes sense that these athletes would be drawn to each other. They understand the rigors and travel schedule of the ATP and WTA Tours and can be great assets to each other personally and professionally.

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