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15 Star sports couples: Love-all to break-point!

Last updated on: May 28, 2014 09:49 IST

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Rediff Sports Desk

High-profile sports romances have always caught attention and are adored... until it's time for a split.

Against the backdrop of golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki's parting, which surprised many, Rediff.com lists other celebrity break-ups.

The dashing Yuvraj Singh always makes headlines. Before his tight-lipped romance with Deepika Padukone, the smashing star batsman enjoyed a steady relationship with Bollywood actress Kim Sharma.

Yuvraj and Kim were the talk of the town when they went out and billed as cricket's hottest couple.

There was no reason given out for their break-up. We were informed that it just didn't work out!

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Image: Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and his model girlfriend Lara Bingle were the best-looking couple.

With Clarke’s display on the field and Bingle’s success in the fashion world, they appeared made for each other. They were engaged for two years before they called it off in 2010.

Clarke soon got out of the gloom and married model and presenter Kyly Boldy in 2012.

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Image: Michael Clarke with Lara Bingle
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Lleyton Hewitt blamed the media frenzy of their relationship for the shock split with Kim Clijsters.

The four-year romance saw the dust settle soon as the former world No 1 women's tennis ace called break-off with Hewitt.

Clijsters and Hewitt met at the 2000 Australian Open as teenagers, when Kim's sister, Elke, asked her to get Hewitt's autograph. Their relationship soon blossomed.

Clijsters quickly became known as 'Aussie Kim' and endeared herself to the Australian public with her pleasant nature.

The two were engaged after a romantic boat trip around Sydney Harbour in December 2004.

In 2005, Hewitt married Australian actress and singer Bec Cartwright after just a six-week relationship. They have three children.

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Image: Lleyton Hewitt with Kim Clijsters
Photographs: Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

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NBA star Tony Parker and Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria made a pretty picture wherever they went.

But the couple divorced after three years of marriage, after Longoria suspected him of infidelity.

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Image: Tony Parker with Eva Longoria
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Tennis super star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal were married in 1986 but finally divorced in 1994.

Due to O'Neal's drug problems McEnroe obtained custody of their children in 1998.

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Image: John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal
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Before Steffi Graf, tennis star Andre Agassi was married to actress Brooke Shields.

Their marriage ended just two days short of their second wedding anniversary.

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Image: Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields
Photographs: Diane Freed/Getty Images

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Some celebrities just live their life in the limelight. NBA player Kris Humphries and reality TV star Kim Kardashian had a lavish televised marriage ceremony.

It was quite shocking that they split 72 days later!

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Image: Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
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Theirs was a fairy tale wedding.

Golf star Tiger Woods and model Elin Nordegren were married in 2004 and had two children. But they shot to limelight in December 2009 after Woods admitted to infidelity.

The episode ended Woods's marriage in 2010 apart from severely affecting his image and sponsorship deals.

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Image: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
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It was a twitter romance. They declared their love on the social networking site and ended it on the virtual world too.

In 2013, Shane Warne and British actress Liz Hurley parted ways after a three-year relationship. The couple was spotted at most of Rajasthan Royals' matches in the Indian Premier League.

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Image: Shane Warne with Liz Hurley
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Maria Sharapova broke many hearts when she started dating basketball player Sasha Vujacic in 2009.

The two instantly became a popular couple and Sharapova was showing off her flashy engagement ring which was rumored to be worth $250,000.

They were engaged for a while before splitting up in 2012.

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Image: Maria Sharapova with Sasha Vujacic
Photographs: Burak Kara/Getty Images for Tag Heuer

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Mohammad Azharuddin’s marriage with actress Sangeeta Bijlani was his second after his divorce from his first wife, Naureen.

Naureen and Azhar were married for 14 years, before splitting in 2010.

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Image: Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
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They were together for a very brief period, but Hollywood hunk George Clooney and former wrestling diva Stacy Keibler certainly made one of the hottest couples.

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Image: George Clooney with Stacy Keibler
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Before Bulgarian  tennis player Grigor Dimitrov found love in Maria Sharapova, he was dating Serena Williams.

Serena even taunted Sharapova earlier this year for going out with a man with a 'black heart'

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Image: Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova
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Starting from Jimmy Connors, tennis great Chris Evert dated many sport stars. She was engaged to Connors; however the marriage was soon called off.

In 1979, she married British tennis player John Lloyd, but the marriage fell apart.

In 1988, she married skier Andy Mill and had three sons with him before filing for divorce in 2006.

In 2009, Former world No 1 golfer Greg Norman and Evert announced they had separated, just 15 months after they were married in the Bahamas.

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Image: Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert
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While actress Hilary Duff and her retired professional ice hockey ex-husband Mike Comrie divorced a few months ago, the two still spend family time together with their baby Luca.

The former Lizzy McGuire actress and her 33-year-old husband recently stated that they still love each other.

The two have reportedly decided to get back together after their attempt at divorcing each other made them completely miserable.


Image: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Photographs: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images

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