Here come the Wimbledon WAGs! Tennis stars' girlfriends serve up some glamour
18:55 GMT, 25 June 2012
Coleen Rooney, Abbey Clancy and Victoria Beckham made the word WAG synonymous with football, glitz and glamour.
But now there's a new breed of WAG in town and they have landed in Wimbledon.
This year's pack of loyal wives and girlfriends will be supporting their athletic other halves in the Wimbledon Championships and there is no doubt that they will add a spot of glamour to the sideline.
Andy Murray's 23-year-old girlfriend Kim Sears is regularly seen cheering him on
The pair currently live together in his Surrey home
Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears leads the pack.
pair have been together since 2006 and at almost every big match she
can always be seen, standing shoulder to shoulder with the other woman
in Murray's life – his mother – cheering him from the stands.
The 23-year-old English Literature graduate and her tennis boyfriend share a 5million, six-bedroom home in Oxshott, Surrey, and she has been by his side for most of his career, despite a temporary split in 2009.
The world number four recently spoke warmly of his pretty blonde girlfriend – despite joking that she would never be able to force him up the aisle – and he spoke of his settled and happy life with her in an interview with David Frost.
Next up is fellow blonde, Brookyln Decker, another loyal WAG and avid supporter of husband Andy Roddick, who she married in 2009.
The 24-year-old model, who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, is a Texan native who caught Andy's eye while was skimming through a copy of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition in 2006.
Andy spotted his model wife Brooklyn Decker in a copy of Sports Illustrated
He asked his agent to contact Brooklyn and ask her for a date and the couple have been inseparable since, tying the knot in April last year at their home in Austin, Texas.
Brooklyn was first discovered in a North Carolina shopping mall when she was a teenager.
She went on to become a household name when she appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2006, and then graced the cover last year.
Brooklyn Decker gives her husband the thumbs-up following his victory
She featured alongside Jennifer Aniston in the hit romantic comedy Just Go With it, playing Palmer Dodge, the much younger love interest of the film's main character played by Adam Sandler.
This year Brooklyn starred in What to Expect When You're Expecting alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.
Another tennis WAG who commands a great deal of television attention when cheering her partner on court-side is Novak Djokovic's beautiful girlfriend Jelena Ristic.
The pair have been dating for around five years and luckily finance graduate Jelena is reportedly a big tennis fan, enjoying both playing and watching.
Jelena watches on as boyfriend Novak Djokovic plays at day one of the Championships Wimbledon 2012
The Serbian star is known for treating his 24-year-old girlfriend to weekend breaks.
The champion revealed last week that he and Jelena spent a couple of days in Gleneagles, close to Murray’s home town of Dunblane, and even sent him a picture as a memento.
Jelena cheers her partner on, rain or shine
Rafael Nadal, the world number two, may have a third Wimbledon title firmly in his sights but he can't keep his eyes off his stunning childhood sweetheart, Maria Perello.
Miss Perello, 23, and Nadal, 26, grew up in the same village, Manacor, on the holiday island of Mallorca.
Rafael Nadal and Maria Perello grew up together in Spain
Maria, who is affectionately called Xisca
by friends and family and described as an 'intelligent girl from a good
family', studied business in Mallorca.
Speaking about their relationship
recently, friend Pedro Hernadez said: 'Raf and Xisca are both very shy
and ordinary people who like to live simply.
'They are not at all interested in
a celebrity lifestyle. They get together when the tournaments are over.
That’s how Raf winds down.'
Maria is part of the family as she cheers Nadal on with his sister Maria Isabel Nadal
And Xisca's family insist she has no interest in becoming a tennis WAG because of her relationship with Nadal.
Her cousin said of her: 'She is a straightforward, no-nonsense girl not interested in glamour and fame.
'You won’t see her rolling out of a nightclub or laden down with designer bags after a shopping spree.'
The couple are clearly very comfortable in each others company and were spotted strolling together on the eve of Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal looked relaxed whilst out with his girlfriend Maria Perello on the eve of Wimbledon 2012
Miss Perello prepared for the elements in a stylish beige three-quarter mac, patterned scarf and boots, as her tanned tennis star boyfriend draped an arm over her shoulder and tightly clasped her hand.
And finally there is Roger Federer and his wife of three years, Mirka, who are said to be extremely committed to one another.
The 28-year-old tennis ace married Mirka in an intimate ceremony in his home town of Basel, Switzerland in 2009.
Mirka, 34, is a former WTA tennis player and the couple met in 2000 when they were both competing at tennis for Switzerland in the Sydney Olympics.
Mirka and Roger have a solid and stable relationship, they married in 2009
Born in Slovakia, she emigrated to Switzerland with her family at the age of two. She was forced to retire early from the WTA Tour because of injury.
She instead became one of Federer's managers and soon his constant companion as he toured the world.
Their relationship is said to be one of the most enduring in the temptation-filled world of competitive sport and they have twins Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.
In an interview, Federer once said of Mirka: 'As long as I wake up in the morning and she is next to me, that's all that matters.'