STAR WOMEN -- WIVES OF TENNIS SUPERSTARS
Last Updated : Feb 28, 2006
Kim looks a perfect match
The kiss that said it all. Kim Sears could just be the latest member of one of sport’s most elite clubs: the centre court wives.
Perfect match? The young couple look besotted
The 18-year-old will certainly have her work cut out if she intends to make it a long-term arrangement with Britain’s newest hope for a Wimbledon title, Andy Murray.
The young couple looked besotted and the grumpy Scot showed an unusual overdose of sentimentality as he showered his new love in kisses to celebrate his first major win in the US.
Kim is the daughter of one of the top tennis coaches, Nigel Sears, and she has already won the approval of Andy’s mother — his usual sideline supporter.
But the clean-cut brunette still may have a lot to live up to if she takes a permanent seat at the edge of the net.
After all, these girls are in a different league to the designer-clad footballer’s wife.
The likes of Bridgette Wilson (Pete Sampras) Steffi Graf (Andre Agassi), Lucy Henman (Tim), Bec Cartwright (Leyton Hewitt) and Lucy Rudeski (Greg) are seriously 40-love when it comes to stylish glamour, the yummy mummy factor, and don’t forget unstinting loyalty.
They are seen clapping and cheering in the crowd at venues across the world far more often than Coleen, Posh and Co.
Even when Victoria does grace the Real Madrid stadium with her presence the smouldering pout she loves so much just serves to make her look bored — out of that tiny layer of skin we’re all supposed to envy so much.
And these girls, while happy to rouse their men to win, are successful in their own right: Bridgette is a top Hollywood actress, Steffi a Wimbledon champion, and Bec Cartwright is a popular soap actress.
But all have a refreshing approach to their family — it comes first.
They look fantastic and you never see them in trashy pictures, taking part in massive shopping sprees and raunchy nights out, while their other halves avoid any humiliating behaviour both on court and off.
Poor old Victoria and Coleen have had a fair amount to turn a blind eye to over the years.
But in the world of tennis even wild boy Andre Agassi has settled down now he has the lovely Steffi and their two children to come home to.
It’s certainly a prestigious club to join, but Kim looks like she may have just the right credentials to get in — especially if she gives Andy the spark he needs to win at Wimbledon this summer.
Last edited by angiel; 03-15-2006 at 10:55 PM.