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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.

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (part 1)

When a sport superstar is dating another sport superstar, they become a powerful couple. Many of those have existed in sports, just as it has in politics or business.

The marriage of superstar athletes would’ve absolutely resulted in genetically talented children. There are a plenty of powerful couples in sports that had happy endings and bear children now.

Let’s take a look at the most famous sports couples:

Rory McIlroy & Caroline Wozniacki
Danish tennis player – Caroline Wozniacki – is the first Scandinavian to become female tennis world #1. Wozniacki finished on the top rank of women tennis player on the planet during 67 weeks at the end of 2010 and 2011, thanks to 25 WTA victories, including six each in 2010 and 2011.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was golf’s leading player during 95 weeks being one of the three players in golf history to win three majors by age 25 besides Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. McIlroy has won 2 PGA Championships, 1 US Open Championship and 1 Open Championship and currently is the ambassador of the EA Sports’ video game series ‘PGA Tour’.

The couple began dating in 2011, were engaged in 2013 but then McIlroy called of the wedding in 2014.

Anna Kournikova & Sergei Fedorov
Anna Kournikova was the most photographed women tennis player in the world and once was one of the most searched names in Google. She was a bombshell of a tennis player who ranked world #8 in 2000 although she has never won any tournament. She later paired with former world #1 player Martina Hingis to win two Australian Open titles.
Sergei Fedorov was one of the best playoff Hockey players, winning three Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings, the Hart Trophy winner of the NHL in 1994 and one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in January 2017. His name was inducted to the NHL Hall of Fame in 2015 and the International Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
They met when Anna was only 15 years old as their families were close. They had a long friendship and understood each other’s situation in their respective career. They married briefly. Anna was then dating Enrique Iglesias.

How to not lose points when serving the ball in double tennis

When you play tennis in singles matches, losing points right away when serving is extremely frustrating, but in a double match, it is almost a crime that you can’t forgive yourself. things for me. Because, in battles with two people, the side to be handed will have a bigger advantage than the opponent.

So, you can’t miss these serves to make them break. In other words, you have to do everything you can to create pressure for your opponent and keep your serve. Therefore, to be a reliable teammate depends very much on the basic principles of serving. Please refer to a few suggestions below to be able to win your match with your companion!

There are many people who accept the task of playing below but are unable to complete their tasks but mostly the outcome of the match depends on the teammate who is serving the ball. What the net players need to pay close attention to is a reasonable relocation. This will help your opponents surprise and difficult to determine your position.

Attackers should stand in the middle of the serve box. Thus they can move to other locations more easily, from which you can comfortably stop a difficult hit phase. Never stand too close to the net because at that time it will not be possible to get a proper angle to cut the opponent’s return shots, also completely failing the ball tires.

The pitcher should not stand too far from the center mark on the bottom line

The center of this line is the ideal junction for couples to double. One of the first rules of tennis ball delivery is to hit the opponent’s weak spot and hand the ball straight into that spot. From a wider angle you may be hitting the opponent’s strong point, which is also the mistake that makes the game turn around.

If you have a reliable second ball, the first ball is risky to find a chance to score directly. Or put your opponent in a more disadvantageous position. If you do not dare to commit that your 2nd ball is reliable, try to finish at the first time, then it will be more comfortable to think about going to the net.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 3)

Sides and Boundaries

Before start playing double tennis, you and your partner need to decide which game to play, or on the right side of the field and the player will play the ad or on the left. Your opponent must also do this. You must receive the tennis ball delivery on your designated side throughout this set. You can change the faces at the beginning of the next set. However, in this moment, you can cross the center line to hit the ball.

Your partner will often switch sides with you when you cross. When the point ends, you must start the next point on your designated side. The pair uses the pair on the sidelines and ignores the singles on the sidelines.

The double arena is 4.5 feet wider on each side than the single arena. If a ball hits anywhere inside the field, on any part of the line or outside the line, the ball is good.

Start serving

Toss a coin or spin a tennis racket to determine who handed the tennis ball first. If your team chooses to hand the tennis ball first, discuss it with your double partner that one of you will deliver the first game tennis ball. You need to keep that order for the entire collection. So, if you hand over the first game of tennis, a member from the opposing team will hand over the second game of tennis.

Your partner assigns the third game tennis ball and the person from the opposition team has not handed the tennis ball to the fourth game.

If anyone makes a mistake in the process of setting up and not working, as soon as someone recognizes the error, the server must continue to deliver tennis balls of the rest of the game. You can change the order of service at the beginning of each set, and you need to know how to hold the right-handed tennis racket to get the correct serve.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 2)

Coordinate combat capabilities

You need to respect and understand the abilities of your teammates, constantly communicate actively to encourage each other in competition.

Do not be aggressive in the blows, on the contrary, have to lead and ask your teammates how to coordinate well in each shot.

Smoothly move with your teammate, keeping the side of each side to avoid a polished area, how to make the attacks or support the most effective.

Coordinate delicate and final shots

There is a lot of information about double tennis but the general rule is to fight so that the opponent can hardly hit the strong shot, making the opponent hit high or horizontal to make it easier for him to fight, thereby giving the punches intended to kill the opponent.

Score

Tennis is recorded “0”, “15,” “30” and “40”. When you win four points, you win a match, unless you score at 40. In that case, the score will be “deuce”. You will need to win by two points. If you are delivering tennis balls and win the next point, the score will be “Ad”. If you lose the next point, the score will be “Ad-point”. If you win points after logging in, you will win the game. If you lose points after logging in, the game will return to stop working.

Win a Set and match

If the score is between 6 and 5, you play another game. If it becomes 7-5, the team with seven wins will win. If the score is 6 to 6, you will play one end. The first team won seven points with a winning rate of 2 points. If the tiebreaker goes from 7 to 6, play another point.

If the score becomes 8 to 6, the team has eight winning points and sets, scored from 7 to 6. If the player breaks from 7 to 6 and the score will be 7 to 7, you will continue to play for until a team wins by two points. You win a match by winning two of three sets.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 1)

As a popular sport in recent times, tennis is not only for 1 player but you can also match 2 people. This is the way to help you improve the spirit of solidarity in life. However, to play double tennis effectively, you need to equip yourself with the most useful knowledge.

Any sport, not just tennis, has its own tactics and principles of how to be most effective. And with tennis to play 2 people effectively, you need to follow the following rules.

First, maximize the ability of each person in the double fight to arrange the most appropriate polishing position.

Second, maintain tennis polish between two stable people, but if you keep hitting it continuously, it will be easily guessed by the opponent. Therefore, it is necessary to change to more diverse strikes such as good ball cutting, good net catching, good demi volley, dangerous tire, etc.

Third, when playing double tennis should combine left-handed people in combination with right-handed people because they can compensate for each other’s weaknesses. In terms of communicating with teammates on the field, it is necessary to talk a lot to understand each other.

Fourth, in particular, in case of playing tennis 2 people should learn information about each other to understand the beating of both 2. Since then, there will be reasonable adjustments when the two combine into a pair of doubles.

The key to playing tennis 2 winners

Along with the principle of hitting 2 people, to create the weaknesses that determine the victory of both, you need to note the following characteristics.

The importance of attack

The decisive factor for the result of the tennis double competition comes from direct attacks, you have to be brave to attack, not just to defend. A good attacking position is a net, which team controls the net will control the result of each ball on a match.

Dancing – Great way to strengthen your romantic relationship

Doing sports is not only help you stay healthy, but also a great way to strengthen your romantic life. Sports can help your relationship in certain areas such as building trust, sharing your emotions and bringing more energy into your love life.

There are various types of sports that you can do together such as cycling together, running, playing tennis, golfing, swimming… The list can go on and on. But, we would specifically recommend Dancing.

You may ask why and here are our answers:

  1. It’s a wonderful cardio workout that boost your physical and mental health. Dancing incorporates movements from all plans, including lateral and rotational. It helps grow your muscle, increase your strength at the same time improve your flexibility and balance.
  2. It boots your emotion by reducing stress, decreasing anxiety and boosting your confidence. Dancing keeps you entertained for hours. It’s so much fun, you can enjoy the rhythm, the movements, the sensations when interacting with your love on that you won’t even tired or notice how fast time goes by.
  3. Dancing is a great way to ignite the flame and builds up romantic life. No matter what kind of dance you learn, you and your spouse will grow stronger and closer. You can do comtemporary dance like Zumba, Hip-hop, Quick-step or traditional dance like Waltz, Ballet,…it is up to you. Despite of the different technique, you have to communicate to make sure you doing it right. Moreover, you are coordinating every fiber of yours to theirs which leads to strong emotional connection.

However, one thing to keep in mind that when you staring to dance, you might feel like you are the clumsiest person on earth, don’t be ashamed and give up. Everyone was once like you. Just keep practicing and you will soon see the improvements both in your steps and your relationship.