Mirka, aka Miroslava Vavrincova, was born in 1978 in what was then Czechoslovakia, and she moved to Switzerland from Slovakia when she was only two years old. In her teenage years, she met Martina Navratliova and started to play tennis at her urging.
However, Mirka Federer was not very successful in tennis, and the highest place she had among the best players in the world was 76. It was in 2001. Until 2002, Mirka was a professional tennis player, after which she quit tennis due to a foot injury.
An interesting love story follows Mirka and Roger. An interesting fact is that Mirka is four years older than Roger, and the couple met in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics.
They began to romance, although Roger knew that at that time Mirka was engaged to a wealthy Arab sultan. However, when she realized that she was in love with Roger, she broke off the engagement.
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“Roger has been my greatest consolation during these eight months of convalescence from injury. He brought my tennis back to life. When he was winning, it was as if I was winning – Mirka once said.
Nine years after meeting, the couple got married. The wedding took place in 2009. The couple have four children today: twins Mila and Charlene and twins Leo and Leni.
Since Mirka keeps up with her husband in tournaments, she is almost constantly targeted by paparazzi and journalists. Even the public criticized her for her appearance, it was said that she “gained a few pounds”. However, she managed to lose weight and thus stood in the way of all negative comments.
Roger makes sure his wife is always happy, last year he declared that he is ready to give up everything. – When Mirka gets tired of traveling, then I will stop – he said.
Only a few photos from their wedding can be found on social networks, and Mirka at the ceremony wore a simple white wedding dress with a discreet silver belt, while the tennis player wore a black suit and white shirt that day.
It is also recalled that Mirka brought about a conflict with Stan Wawrinka. For this reason, the Swiss national team could also suffer. Roger and Stan managed to overcome their problems and win the David Cup, but the case was in danger of escalating when Mirka shouted to Wawrinka during the match … Masters was played in London and Davis Cup teammates were rivals in the semi-finals.
Mirka called Stan “a crying girl”, after which there was a milder verbal conflict. Federer won, and then handed the final to Novak Djokovic. After London, however, the problem of the Swiss coach Severin Luti remained, which was solved.
– There were tensions between them before the Davis Cup final. Before the decisive game, however, as we were on the train to Lille, Stan smiled. We’ve all put the problem aside to achieve the goal and win. They played it very well – said Luti.
In addition, there were many opponents of Federer’s relationship with Mirka. He asked us if he should start seeing this girl – former Federer coach Sven Groenveld revealed in an interview with the “Tennisnet” portal, “Blick” reports.
He had an answer most younger men his age would have received.
– We told him that we were against because he was young and he should enjoy freedom. From his current perspective, he obviously made the right decision. Above all, Roger learned to control his emotions with Mirka, Groenveld added.
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