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.
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.
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.
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.That the two were later seen singing and dancing out at a nightclub only added to the reports of a budding romance.A courtside presence at virtually all of the other's biggest matches, Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters seemed to be a couple that would last.If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, perhaps that's what drew Maria Sharapova to Novak Djokovic, if rumors of the two briefly dating can be believed.Her presence in Djokovic's players box at the 2007 US Open sparked the speculation, although Djokovic tried to defuse it by pointing out that Robert De Niro was also in his players box at the time.