Mirka Federer

Mirka Federer 2021

Miroslava "Mirka" Federer is popularly known as Mirka Federer (nee Vavrinec) is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She reached her career-high ranking of World Number 76 and she is the better half of Switzerland's legendary tennis player, Roger Federer.

The 42-year-old called off her tennis career in 2002 due to a persistent foot injury while she was ranked inside the top-100 rankings.

ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND - May 20: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka arrive at St Mark's Church ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on May 20, 2017, in Englefield, England. Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

Early Life

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Mirka Federer was born in Czechoslovakia and later her parents emigrated to Switzerland when she was two years old. She held her tennis racquet at the age of nine. Her first tennis racquet was gifted by Martina Navratilova.

On-court achievements

In 2001, she reached the third round of the US Open 2001 and that was her best performance in Grand Slams. She has claimed 3 ITF titles and played all four Grand Slam events from 1999 to 2001. She has also won 1 ITF title in doubles.

Mirka Federer: Net worth

Back then, she drew prize money of US$ 260,832 from the WTA circuit.

In 2002, Mirka partnered Roger Federer for the Hopman Cup in Australia.

Her persistent injury forced her to retire from the circuit and post that she took up the role of Federer's public relations manager, traveling with him on tour.

Personal Life

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Roger and Mirka met each other during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. They got married in April 2009 at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland. That year Federer also pulled off his Career Slam by clinching the French Open 2009 title.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Roger Federer's wife Mirka Federer and daughter look on during the Men's Singles match of Roger Federer of Switzerland against Tennys Sandgren of USA on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

The same year Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. In 2014, they delivered their set of twin boys named Leo and Lenny.

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