Love matches for leading tennis ladies

Jan 18, 2013, 09:29 IST | AFP

Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov. Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou. Victoria Azarenka and Stefan Gordy

The three best female tennis players in the world have something in common at the Australian Open — romance.

Not since Jimmy Connors was engaged to Chris Evert in 1973 has tennis been so immersed in high-profile courtships. Although none of the relationships has been formally confirmed, the lack of denials speaks volumes.

Maria Sharapova

“I don’t like to kiss and tell,” Gordy, the musician better known as Redfoo from LMFAO, told Australia’s Channel 7. “But we are really close, and she’s a very special person and I’m very happy in my life right now.”

Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka and Gordy crossed paths at the US Open last year. He watched all of her matches at Flushing Meadows, and she danced to his music on court.

However, it was only when they were spotted together during the off-season that it appeared they had become better acquainted.

Serena Williams

Meanwhile, photographs of a bikini-wearing Williams with Mouratoglou, her coach, in Mauritius appeared on the Internet in December. She was asked at the Brisbane International this month if she would like to confirm a relationship.

“No, not really,” Williams replied. “Thanks for asking, though.”

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