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The Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 4)

Greg Norman & Chris Everta
Chris Evert was America’s tennis sweetheart during the 80’s, ranked number one female tennis player from 1974-78 and 1980-81 thanks to her achievements of winning a total of 18 Grand Slam titles during her illustrious career. Her 34 Grand Slam finals appearances are the most recorded in tennis history, in which 7 individual French Open titles. She never lost in the first or second round of any Grand Slam tournament.
Greg Norman is one of the greatest golfers of all-time named as the Australia Great White Shark. He was world #1 for 331 weeks, winning a total of 91 international golf tournaments, including 20 PGA tour events. Norman was inducted to the World Hall of Fame in 2001 with the highest percentage of votes that no other golfer to date achieved.

They left their long time spouses to marry each other in a sunset ceremony in the Bahamas back in 2008. Living together 15 months later before they split.

Nomar Garciapara & Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm was forwarder for the United States women’s soccer team from 1987-2004, winning two Olympic Gold medals and two World Cup titles, being FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and is one of two women to be included in the FIFA 100 list. Hamm was a founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association and the franchise Washington Freedom from 2001-2003.
The AL Rookie of the Year in 1997, Nomar Garciapara was famous for his being shortstop of the Boston Red Sox. Garciapara is one of thirteen Major League players to get two grand slams in one game and the only player to achieve it in his home stadium.
The couple met in 1998 during a celebrity soccer shootout where she beat him. Hamm was married to before getting a divorce in 2001 then they dated and married in 2003 during a ceremony attended by a few hundred guests in Goleta, California. Mia gave birth to twins Ava Caroline and Grace Isabella in 2007, a baby boy named Garrett Anthony in 2012. 

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 3)

Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn was America’s ski racing queen, winning the World Cup championships four times, and the first female American to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill in the 2010 Winter Olympics. She made an all-time record being one of only six women to win World Cup races in all five categories of Alpine Skiing.
Tiger Woods is the world’s highest earning athlete and no. 1 golfer for the most part of the 2000 decade. Woods started and dominated the sport at an early age. He turned pro at very young age – 20 and less than a year later, he won his first major in the 1997 Masters tournament. 
Lindsey and Tiger were the couple received lots of publicity. She split from her spouse in 2011 and announced she was dating Tiger via Facebook in 2013. They were together for three years but in 2016, they announced their separation claiming that due to their respective hectic schedules.

Sasha Vujacic & Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was the beautiful queen of tennis, the heir to Anna Kournikova’s throne. She is the only Russian tennis player to win all Grand Slam events and ranked as the world’s no.1 tennis player on five different occasions. She was the highest earning female players of her generation for 11 consecutive years.

Sasha Vujacic was well-known for his championship time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Slovenian shooting guard was called the ‘Machine’ due to his shooting prowess and ability to score points in a hurry. Vujacic is best known for hitting the two free throws that iced Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2010 against the Boston Celtics. After playing in Europe and a couple of NBA teams, Vujacic has been playing for NY since 2015.

Vujacic and Sharapova had a long and serious relationship with an engagement in 2010. Unfortunately, they broke up in the spring of 2012.