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Game-set-match: 10 actress-athlete love stories

Last updated on: May 05, 2014 11:04 IST

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Rediff Sports Desk

The world's leading athletes are known to walk away with the hottest women.

Don’t believe it? Then take a look…

Rediff.com lists 10 actresses who fell for the charm and muscular bodies of the best sportsmen.

Ilary Blasi (Francesco Totti)

This sexy actress shot to fame at the age of three with a commercial.

Today, Ilary Blasi is the most popular woman in Italy's showbiz.

Being the wife of former Italian World Cup-winning footballer star Francesco Totti is just another feather in her cap.

Blasi, a former showgirl, currently works as commentator.

Totti married her in 2005. They have two children: a son, Cristian, born November 2005, and daughter, Chanel, born May 2007.

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Image: Ilary Blasi on a beach vacation with husband Francesco Totti
Photographs: Courtesy: Ilary Blasi/Instagram

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Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Ryan Sweetings)

It’s love-all on the tennis circuit.

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco and her tennis beau, Ryan Sweeting, make a beautiful couple with their good looks and smart outfits.

The 28-year-old actress immortalized her love for the 27-year-old Bahamian-born American professional tennis player with a tattoo on her upper back.

Kaley, also a nationally-ranked tennis player as a child, inked Roman numerals for the date she and Sweeting got married -- 12/31/13.

Despite being married for just three months, Kaley and Ryan keep the shutterbugs busy.

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Image: Actress Kaley Cuoco (right) and Ryan Sweeting
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Gisele Bundchen (Tom Brady)

One is a supermodel, the other is a quarter-back.

New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady and Victoria's Secret supermodel Gisele Bundchen have two children together and recently celebrated their PDA-filled fifth wedding anniversary in Costa Rica.

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Image: Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Sara Foster (Tommy Haas)

Tommy Haas married model-turned-actress Sara Foster in 2010 and upped the glamour quotient on the tennis circuit.

Mesmerized by Haas' backhand, and backside, Foster made sure she learnt tennis. Now she is often seen animatedly gesturing to her husband during matches.

Best-known for her role as Jen Clark on 90210, Sara gave birth to their first child, daughter Valentina Haas in November 2010, at the age 29.

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Image: Tommy Haas arrives with his daughter Valentina and Sara Foster
Photographs: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

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Brooklyn Decker (Andy Roddick)

Before Brooklyn Decker married tennis star Andy Roddick she was known for her acting skills and killer looks.

Decker has appeared in television shows like Chuck and Ugly Betty.

She also appeared in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

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Image: Brooklyn Decker
Photographs: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

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Victoria (David Beckham)

Retired English soccer star David Beckham was spotted looking hot and hunky. So was his pop star wife, Victoria Beckham.

Victoria admits that she has been setting trends from the time she was in school!

They bag the prize for the most stylish sporting couple.

The 38-year-old husband of the former Spice Girls' singer is also the new owner of a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.

And, the 39-year-old mother of four is a fashion designer and still advises Beckham on what to wear.

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Image: Victoria Beckham
Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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Daphne Deckers (Richard Krajicek)

She is a Dutch actress, model and host.

Her claim to fame is the appearance in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.

In 1999, Deckers married fromer Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek.

Together they have two children.

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Image: Richard Krajicek and his wife Daphne Deckers
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Bridgette Wilson (Pete Sampras)

They are 14 and still counting!

Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his American actress-wife Bridgette Wilson got married in 2000 after only a nine-month romance.

After acting in The Wedding Planner she was cast in the series The Street, but soon she bid adieu to the world of glitz and glamour and settled for a quite life.

Now her sons Christian and Ryan are the centre of her life.

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Image: Actress Bridgette Wilson and tennis player Pete Sampras
Photographs: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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Shakira (Gerard Pique)

The Hips Don't Lie singer has finally revealed her love for footballer beau Gerard Pique to the world.

The Colombian bombshell told Elle magazine that she nearly gave up on finding the one until the Spanish soccer star entered her life and changed everything.

The 36-year-old Shakira welcomed son Milan with Barcelona star and beau Gerard Pique in January 2014.

Shakira and Pique met in 2010 after he was featured in the music video for her South Africa World Cup theme song Waka Waka, This Time For Africa.

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Image: Shakira and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona with their son Milan at a football match
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Bec Hewitt (Lleyton Hewitt)

Lleyton Hewitt popped the ring to Australian actress and singer Rebecca ‘Bec’ Cartwright and since then she is a permanent fixture in his player's box.


Image: Bec Cartwright, actress and wife of Lleyton Hewitt
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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