Vavrinec started playing at the age of nine at the urging of Martina Navratilova, who sent a racquet to Vavrinec and arranged for her to have her first lesson.
Vavrinec moved up through the rankings to become one of the Top 100 by 2000 and earned a spot on Switzerland's Olympic team that year.
Roddick claimed the two were just "Tour buddies," but that didn't stop the speculation.
As young players in the Czech Republic, Lucie Safarova and Tomas Berdych would practice their tennis games together.
The on-court partnership was instigated by Murray, and his persistent inquiries as to her availability in the tournament finally paid off. Maria Kirilenko and boyfriend Igor Andreev had big goals heading into the 2010 Australian Open.
The Russians felt their hard work could pay off with early upsets, improved rankings and a strong Slam performance.
Within months, both of their rankings had improved.
Capriati won the 2001 Australian Open and claimed the No. Showing great chemistry on the court en route to winning the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007, Jelena Jankovic and Jamie Murray set tongues wagging about whether or that connection was continued off the court.
After a two-year marriage to Brooke Shields, Agassi's divorce had been finalized in April of that year, and Graf's seven-year relationship with German race car driver Michael Bartels had fizzled. Interest in the two peaked at Wimbledon at 1974, when both won the singles championships. They subsequently became re-engaged, but separated for good in 1976.
They met in 2000 at the Australian Open after Clijsters' sister requested Hewitt's autograph and were engaged on a boat trip around Sydney Harbor in December of 2003.
Marriage, however, was not in the cards for the two.
After meeting at the 2008 US Open, Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco and Serbian sensation Ana Ivanovic quietly started dating.
They revealed their relationship after Verdasco was seen in Ivanovic's players box at the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar in November. When two of the top American tennis players fell for each other in the 1970s, the American public fell for the couple.
It was at the Athens Games that she met Federer, and they started dating soon afterwards.