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Miroslava Federer
Nickname(s) Mirka
Country  Switzerland
Residence Wollerau, Switzerland
Date of birth April 1, 1978 (1978-04-01) (age 31)
Place of birth Bojnice, Slovakia, before Czechoslovakia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Weight 66 kg (150 lb; 10.4 st)[1]
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2002
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $260,832
Career record 202–159
Career titles 3 ITF
Highest ranking 76 (September 10, 2001)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 1R (1999, 2001)
Wimbledon 1R (2001)
US Open 3R (2001)
Olympic Games 1R (2000)
Career record 38–68
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 214 (August 24, 1998)
Olympic Games 1R (2000)
Last updated on: January 24, 2007.

Miroslava "Mirka" Federer, (born Miroslava Vavrinec on 1 April 1978 in Bojnice, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia) is a former WTA tennis player from Switzerland who retired from the game in 2002 due to a persistent foot injury. She is the wife of World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer, having first met him at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Since her retirement, Mirka is frequently seen on the ATP circuit attending Roger's matches.




Early life and tennis career

Miroslava, born in Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia), emigrated to Switzerland when she was two years old. Her parents currently own a jewelry shop and reside in Schaffhausen.[2] In 1987, when she was nine, her father took her to watch a tournament at Filderstadt in Germany. Mirka Federer met Martina Navratilova, who thought she looked athletic and should try tennis. Navratilova later sent her a racquet and arranged for her first tennis lesson.[3] In 2002 she teamed up with (future) husband Roger Federer in the Hopman Cup.

Personal life

Mirka married a fellow tennis player, the Swiss-born Roger Federer, on April 11, 2009.[4] On July 24th, Roger announced via his Facebook page that Mirka had given birth to twin girls; Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. The babies were born July 23, 2009 in Switzerland. The first internet photos of the twins were posted on his Facebook page on 7 August, 2009.[5]


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