The tennisGF doesn't exist...True or not, "soccer women 'exist primarily to be beautiful and the best shopping area of Amsterdam, London or Milan items to buy. But what about 'tennis women'?
Maria Francisca Perello, the girlfriend of Rafael Nadal. © Reuters.
Jelena Ristic, Novak Djokovic's wife. © AFP.
Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray. © getty. "The tennis woman does not exist," says Daphne Deckers. "The friends of Nadal, Murray and Djokovic follow all three serious study. The wife of Federer does much of its business and operates with her parents are Foundation. In the years that Richard has played tennis, I worked as a model and actress. Most tennis players do not need a shadow that travels wherever you go. They just want a girlfriend who have little or nothing to do with tennis, someone with whom they can talk about somewhere else. "
Deckers, now writer and TV presenter, is married with ABN AMRO WTT director and former tennis player Richard Krajicek. They met in the time that they both flew over the world. "Although I met Richard in a typically Dutch gourmet evening at the time he was at Papendal in rehabilitation. I thought: who's the man who eats so incredibly much? Shortly thereafter he had a Nike commercial recording in Los Angeles, I had it happen to a movie that I was running. Our first date was therefore in LA. I was a model used to travel a lot and have tournaments were in Paris, Milan, London. There I was also arranged, so our lives are connected each other well. Between the tournaments he rode at my apartment in Amsterdam. Lay my living room full of tennis gear and spent the washer under the gravel! "
It is the first half of the 90s. Skype and FaceTime has nobody heard. With world-wide basis and living out of a suitcase seems hopeless infatuation. "That was just a romantic time," says Decker. "We sent another lengthy faxes, which then under the doors of rooms were passed. He also spoke many nice messages on my answering machine, some bands I even saved! "