For more than four hours during Wimbledon Final on Sunday, I felt a hundred emotions supporting Roger Federer. I felt exactly like that one beautiful lady in the audience who was wearing her heart on her sleeve. She is Mirka Federer, Roger Federer’s wife of 10 years. So, who is Mirka?
Mirka Federer is a former tennis player, who has represented her country in 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Her playing style is serve and volley and she prefers hard courts.During her prime, she was ranked 76 by Women’s Tennis Association on October 10, 2001 and reached 215 on double’s ranking on August 24, 1998.
She had reached the second round of Australian Open twice, first round in French Open thrice, first round in Wimbledon twice and third round of US Open once. She has won three single titles and a women’s doubles title in her career.
In 2002, Mirka and her future husband, Roger Federer teamed up to compete in Hopman Cup. They lost to the duo of Australians, Alicia Molik and Lleyton Hewitt. During her career, Mirka suffered from foot injuries, which finally led to her retirement from competitive tennis in 2002.
Her win and loss figure for single career is 202/159 and for doubles career is 38/68. She has earned the total prize money of $260,832, while her net worth is not disclosed. Her husband, Roger Federer’s net worth, however, is estimated at $450 million.
Mirka was born in Bojnice, Slovakia on April 1, 1978 as Miroslava Vavrincová. Her parents moved to Switzerland when she was two years old. When Mirka was 9, her father took her to a tennis tournament in Filderstadt, Germany.
She met Czechoslovakian tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Martina inspired Mirka to try tennis and later arranged a tennis lesson and also sent her a racquet.
Mirka and Roger fell in love after they met while they represented their country in Sydney Olympics in 2000. After nine years of relationship, they married on April 11, 2009. The small and close wedding took place in Wenkenhof, Rihen near Basel, Switzerland.
The couple welcomed twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, in 2009 and twin sons, Leo and Lennart in 2014. Mirka travels with her husband during his matches. After she retired, Mirka started to manage public relations for her husband, Roger Federer.