1. Jiang Shan. （李娜的丈夫）
Li Na’s jovial husband and coach is a courtside fixture, absorbing the glares and vents from his Grand Slam-winner wife. The two have known each other since childhood from their hometown club in Wuhan. Li is upfront about the challenges of their life on tour together, claiming they argue constantly on the practice court and describing Jiang as a lovely husband but a stupid tennis coach. Li may have fired Jiang as her coach several times, but she hasn’t fired her husband. They celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on January 27.
2. Brian Lynch. （小克的丈夫）
Before marrying basketballer Brian Lynch in July 2007, Kim Clijsters had one win from five Grand Slam finals; as a wife and mum she’s 3-0 in majors - champion at AO 2011 and the US Open in 2009/2010. Kim met her American husband while he was playing basketball in her hometown of Bree, Belgium. Her in-laws live in New Jersey, and Kim has attributed the home environment she enjoys there to her success at the US Open. Their daughter Jada turns four in February.
3. Adam Scott. （伊万诺维奇的男友）
Aussie golf star Scott took leave from the US Tour to support glamazon girlfriend Ana Ivanovic at AO2012, after Ana took on the support role at the Australian Open and President’s Cup. With compatible tour schedules, world No.7 Scott has also been with Ana at Wimbledon. The glamour couple met a couple of years ago when both were going through lean times in their careers. They split for several months but reconciled in 2011.
4. Rory McIlroy. （沃兹尼亚奇的男友）
US Open golf champion McIroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki are sport’s young power couple. The Northern Irishman, 22, and the Amazonian Dane, 21, met at a boxing match in Germany in mid-2011 and announced ‘Wozzilroy’ to the Twitterverse soon after. McIIroy admits they each admire in the other what they themselves lack: he the No.1 position, she a major title. Caro wore the Christmas gift from her beau throughout her Australian swing: a big red heart pendant encrusted with the white cross of the Danish flag. So then her heart belongs to Denmark?
5. Jurgen Melzer. （贝内索娃的男友）
Former top tenner Melzer teamed with fellow lefty Iveta Benesova to win the Wimbledon mixed last year, and the two continued their partnership off the court. Melzer was courtside in Rod Laver Arena for Benesova’s fourth-round loss to Belarus banshee Victoria Azarenka and cheekily Tweeted: ‘Where is the mute button in RLA?’ A rare volley from the sideline.
6. Sasha Vujacic. （莎拉波娃的男友）
At a statuesque six feet two, it’s little surprise that Maria Sharapova finds herself about to join the ranks of basketball wives. Slovenian-born Sasha, formerly of the LA Lakers and New Jersey Nets in the NBA, now playing in Turkey, is six feet seven so Maria can wear her heels. Sasha and Masha met through mutual friends at a barbeque and became engaged in late 2010. In Melbourne, Maria says the time difference is perfect for twice-daily chats with her fiance. As Vujacic, 27, makes about $5 million a year and his wife-to-be is the richest woman in sport, no fear of scary phone bills.
7. Justin Sands. （马泰克的丈夫）
The husband of American star Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Justin is a big bear of a bloke. An insurance executive, he takes his work on the road while travelling with his wife on the tour. The couple married in November 2008. The bride wore black. They live in Phoenix Arizona with their big dog Ruger.
8. Tin Bikic. （多克齐的男友）
The constant companion of Jelena Dokic for seven years, Bikic met Dokic when she took on his brother Borna as her coach. Both supported Jelena during her battle with depression and years-long estrangement from her family and absence from the game. Tin was courtside again for Jelena’s second-round loss to Marion Bartoli.
9. Fernando Gago. （杜尔科的丈夫）
Soccer star Gago went gaga on meeting Gisela Dulko, deciding the AO 2011 doubles champion (with Flavia Pennetta) was not just the WTA’s but his own No.1 doubles player. The former Real Madrid regular is on loan to Roma in the Italian league, so 26-year-old Gisela isn’t often joined by her husband on tour. The couple’s July wedding was big news in their native Argentina.
10. Alex Ovechkin. （基里连科的男友）
Maria Kirilenko’s new beau was on ice - literally - while she competed in Melbourne. Fellow-Russian Ovechkin is captain of the Washington Capitals in the NHL and in the middle of hockey season. The two-time MVP winner announced Maria as his MVP in December, posting a pic on Twitter with the caption: ‘My new girlfriend Maria… she is my queen!!’