Mirka Federer

Mirka Federer

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Miroslava "Mirka" Federer (born Miroslava Vavrinec on 1 April 1978 in Bojnice, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland. She reached her current career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 76 on 10 September 2001 and a doubles ranking of 215 on 24 August 1998. She is the wife of Roger Federer, having first met him at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She retired from the game in 2002 due to a persistent foot injury. She has since frequently been seen on the ATP circuit attending Roger's matches.

Biography

Early life and tennis career

Born in Bojnice (Slovakia), Miroslava emigrated to Switzerland when she was just two years old. Her parents currently own a jewelry shop and reside in Schaffhausen. In 1987, when she was nine, her father took her to watch a tournament at Filderstadt in Germany. Mirka met Martina Navratilova, who thought she looked athletic and should try tennis. Navratilova later sent her a racquet and arranged for her first tennis lesson., Brian Viner, The Independent, July 2, 2005 In 2002 she teamed up with Roger Federer in the Hopman Cup.

Prior to her retirement she was ranked in the mid-80s. Following her retirement from tennis she took on the role of Federer's press and public relations manager, traveling with him on tour.

Personal life

Mirka married Roger Federer on April 11, 2009. On July...
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