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Photos: Athlete couples

Updated 7:02 PM ET, Tue March 19, 2013
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Golfing great Tiger Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn announced they were dating on Facebook on Monday, March 18. Vonn recently divorced Thomas Vonn, who was also her coach, and Woods had a tumultuous split from his wife, Elin Woods, in 2010. Here's a look at other athlete couples. Courtesy Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods
NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got the nickname "Stenica" after they made their relationship public. The couple will be competing against each other for the Sprint Cup this year. Pictured, the two talk during the Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 in March 2013. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer met his wife while both were competing for Switzerland at the 2000 Olympics. Injury forced Mirka to retire from tennis in 2002, since when she has worked as her husband's PR manager. Getty Images
Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi met hockey player Bret Hedican at the 1992 Winter Olympics. When they were dating, the figure skater said they would only see Hedican for a couple hours a month because of their busy schedules. They got married in 2000 and now have two daughters. Pictured, the family arrives at a movie premiere in Los Angeles, 2008. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Lleyton Hewett and Kim Clijsters, both former world No. 1 tennis champions, met at the Australian Open in 2000, reportedly after Kim's sister Elkie asked her to get Lleyton's autograph. They announced their engagement in 2003 but split in October 2004. Both decried the "malicious gossip" that followed their separation. Pictured, the two kiss after Hewitt defeated his fiance in an exhibition match, 2004. PETER DE VOECHT/AFP/Getty Images
Misty May, Olympic Gold Medalist in beach volleyball, and Major League baseball player Matt Treanor have been married since 2004. After winning her third gold medal with her volleyball partner Kerri Walsh Jennings in the 2012 London Olympics, she announced she was retiring to start a family. Pictured, Misty May knocks fists with her fiance at the time after throwing the first pitch before the start of the Florida Marlins against the Atlanta Braves in Miami, September 2004. Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images
Track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery went from power couple to notorious dopers after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs in 2007. They had a child together, Tim, Jr., and have since split. Pictured, Jones and Montgomery pose with their trophies after their races, on September 14, 2002, during the IAAF Grand-Prix Final at Paris' Charlety Stadium. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
The news of the romance between England's rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall and Zara Philips, the Queen's granddaughter, came as a surprise to many - but they happily tied the knot in 2011. One year later, Philips won an Olympic silver in the equestrian team event. Getty Images
Pro basketball players Shelden Williams and Candace Parker married in 2008 and had a daughter the following year. Candace Parker still plays for the L.A. Sparks. Pictured, the couple and their daughter, Lailaa Nicole Williams, arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, July 2012. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Both tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and golfer Rory McIlroy have been the top-ranked in their respective sports. McIlroy, seen as the apparent heir to Tiger Woods, has two major championships to his name and a $200 million sponsorship deal with Nike. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Pro surfer Laird Hamilton and pro volleyball player wife Gabrielle Reece have been married since 1997 and have two daughters, according to People. The pair have a workout site so everyone can strive to look as good as they do. Dan Callister/Getty Images
Pro tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have 30 grand slam singles titles between them, and they still play together in doubles exhibition matches. They married in 2001. Pictured, the couple smiles from onstage during a nonprofit event, February 2012. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive
Golfer Nancy Lopez and World Series MVP Ray Knight were married for 27 years before splitting up in 2009. Pictured, Lopez and Knight watch a game in Carmel, Indiana, September 2005. File/Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Former NFL player Curtis Conway and middleweight champion Laila Ali, daughter of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali, married in 2007. They met two years previously, when Ali went to a small get-together with a friend at Conway's house. Pictured from left, Lelani Conway, Curtis Conway Jr.,Curtis Conway, Laila Ali, Sydney J. Conway and Kelton Conway attend a charity event in Los Angeles, June 2011. File/David Livingston/Getty Images
After defecting from communist Romania in 1989, Olympic legend Nadia Comăneci found her way, via Canada, to love. Fellow Olympic gymnastic champion Bart Conner had never forgotten the girl he first met as a teenager - and the American married the sporting heroine in a 1996 ceremony broadcast live in Romania. Getty Images
After failed relationships with Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia, English footballer Sol Campbell and Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek, former Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis found love with show jumper Thibault Hutin -- marrying the Frenchman in 2010. Getty Images
Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as Flo Jo, and Al Joyner, Olympic gold medal winning triple jumper and Flo Jo's coach, met at the U.S. Olympic trial in 1980 and married in 1987. Flo Jo won golds in both the 100 meter and 200 meter at the Seoul Olympics in the following year. She died in 1998. Pictured, she walks off the track with her husband Al Joyner during the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 1988. File/Tony Duffy/Getty Images
Soccer star Mia Hamm and baseball player Nomar Garciaparra married in 2003 and had twin girls in 2007 together, according to People. Pictured, the pair attend a show premiere, November 2005. File/Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images
Professional hockey player Sergei Fedorov admitted in 2003 that he and tennis heartthrob Anna Kournikova had briefly been married after they had already divorced. It had been rumored since 2001, according to SI.com. Pictured, Fedorov and Kournikova pose for photos at a French Open event in Paris in October 2000. File/Clive Brunskill /Allsport/Getty Images
Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch married professional baseball pitcher Casey Daigle, and have a son, Ace, together. Pictured, Daigle and Finch arrive at the ESPY Awards on July 14, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. File/Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY
U.S. Soccer defender Heather Mitts married NFL quarterback AJ Feeley in 2010. Pictured, Mitts and Feeley attend ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. File/Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN
Sharing the same date of birth, legendary long distance runner Emil Zatopek and his wife Dana Zatopkova, a javelin thrower, also won Olympic titles on the very same day - with the couple showing their four gold medals here. Emil passed away in 2000, leaving behind the wife he married 52 years earlier. Getty Images
Golfer Greg Norman and tennis pro Chris Evert finalized their divorce in 2010, according to People Magazine. They had been married for 15 months. Pictured, Norman and Evert wait on the ninth green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2009, in Augusta, Georgia. File/Harry How/Getty Images