Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal
Rumours that a romance was blooming between the two Hyderabad-based shuttlers had been floating around for quite some time, but recent reports indicate that the couple will finally make it official by tying the knot in December. Their romance doesn’t seem to have hampered their playing careers one bit—both Kashyap and Nehwal have been ranked in the world’s top ten in men’s and women’s badminton respectively, winning medals in major competitions all over the world. We’re sure married life will only take their careers to new heights!
Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal
Given her initial public disdain for cricket and cricketers, the fact that squash champion Dipika Pallikal eventually ended up tying the knot with Indian wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik in 2015 makes them the most unlikely couple on this list. While Dipika is currently among the world’s top 20 female squash players thanks to her multiple medals (singles and doubles) at domestic as well as international events, Dinesh is a regular member of the Indian cricket team across all three formats.
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza
The multiple Grand Slam winner and the Pakistani all-rounder took cross-border diplomacy to a new level when they wed in 2010. They’ve supported each other wholeheartedly in their respective careers, not letting their home nations create a rift in their marriage. One of the few success stories when it comes to Indo-Pak relations, Sania and Shoaib are expecting their first child soon!
Ishant Sharma and Pramita Singh
His lanky frame and wild mop of hair flying around as he runs in to bowl has become a recognisable sight for cricket fans all over the world. Given his 6’4” frame it probably doesn’t come as a major surprise that Ishant’s wife Pratima Singh, who married in December 2016, is a member of the Indian women’s basketball team!
Satyawart Kadian and Sakshi Malik
A match made on the wrestling mat, India’s first Olympic medal-winning female wrestler tied the knot with former Commonwealth Games silver-medalist Satyawart Kadian in 2017. The pair reportedly met and fell in love during...you guessed it, wrestling tournaments, and have since been constant sources of encouragement in each others’ careers.
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ana Ivanovic
Two of the most recognisable sportspersons on the face of the Earth, German footballer Schweinsteiger got married to former Serbian tennis player Ivanovic in 2016. With multiple Bundesliga, Champions League and World Cup winners medals (courtesy the former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and current Chicago Fire midfielder Schweinsteiger) and Ivanovic’s 2008 French Open and several other WTA titles, their loving marriage carries some serious sporting pedigree as well!
Two of the most recognisable sportspersons on the face of the Earth, German footballer Schweinsteiger got married to former Serbian tennis player Ivanovic in 2016. With multiple Bundesliga, Champions League and World Cup winners medals (courtesy the forme
We started with a racquet sports power couple and we’re ending with the most dominant racquet sports couple of all time. With a staggering total of 30 Grand Slam trophies (22 for Graf and eight for Agassi) and other titles under their belts, we’re sure their collective trophy cabinet is as big as the love they have for each other. Both Graf and Agassi are former World No. 1 ranked players and traded the tennis court for the wedding hall in 2001.