PHOTOS: Better after breakup In an interview with the this past May, Sharapova gushed about her tennis beau.
“It’s nice to have someone who really understands and respects [what I do] and who knows the drill,” she said of their power couple status.
Despite never winning a singles title, she reached No. She achieved greater success playing doubles, where she was at times the World No. With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 19, and the WTA Championships in 19.
They referred to themselves as the "Spice Girls of Tennis".
a former Greco-Roman wrestling champion, eventually earned a Ph D and was a professor at the University of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow.
As of 2001, he was still a part-time martial arts instructor there.
Roddick and then girlfriend Decker were engaged on March 30, 2008.
The couple first met in New York of 2007 when Roddick first saw Brooklyn in the pages of Sports Illustrated. Roddick is five years older than Decker who was born April 12, 1987.Tennis' latest glam-girl Maria Sharapova may be the new flame in fellow player Andy Roddick's life. The Russian tennis beauty recently arrived at a posh New York party with the American star in tow, fuelling speculation about their budding romance. Describing her early regimen, she said, "I played two times a week from age six. And it was just for fun; my parents didn't know I was going to play professionally, they just wanted me to do something because I had lots of energy.It was only when I started playing well at seven that I went to a professional academy.Her mother Alla (born 1963) had been a 400-metre runner.