MIRKA FEDERER has been by husband Roger’s side throughout his incredible career, which is now over.
Roger has retired aged 41, after injuries finally caught up on the Swiss legend who won 20 Grand Slams in a stunning career.
Who is Mirka Federer?
Federer’s wife represented Switzerland during her tennis career, but was actually born in Slovakia before emigrating at the age of two.
She is known for being an Olympian and has participated at all four Grand Slam venues.
After failing to recover from a persistent foot injury, Mirka became Federer’s public relations manager and handled much of his media affairs.
Mirka has been in the crowd for all of Federer’s greatest moments although in recent years she has been forced to miss the occasional match due to pregnancy.
What are Mirka Federer’s biggest sporting achievements?
At these Grand Slam events, she won four matches out of nine.
The Olympian and tennis star was victorious at three major events in Tel Aviv, Klosters-Serneus and Clearwater, USA.
She also won a tournament in Langenthal, Switzerland in 1993.
How long has Mirka been married to Roger Federer?
The happy couple first met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where they were both competing.
They tied the knot at Wenkenhof Villa in Basel, Federer’s hometown, in April 2009.
The pair didn’t opt for a lavish affair, instead choosing an intimate ceremony and only inviting close family and friends.
How many children do Mirka and Roger Federer have?
Mirka decided to take on a less high profile role after giving birth to the couple’s two sets of twins.
The Federer couple have twin girls Charlene and Myla – born in 2009 – and twin boys Lenny and Leo, who arrived in 2014.
Speaking shortly after the birth of his sons, Roger said Mirka is the reason that the family are able to travel the world.
He said: “My wife does a lot of work, as much as she can. And I try to help as much as I can.
“We have the grandparents as well and all my team members, they sometimes just tag along.
“Clearly we also need some help on the road, so Mirka can have an opportunity sometimes to sleep in a little bit, or come to watch one of my matches.
“You need to be well organised, but by now we know how it works.”