Let's Stay Together

by: Ed McGrogan | February 25, 2011

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Paradorn Srichaphan, Natalie GlebovaSad news out of Thailand today. The marriage between Paradorn Srichaphan and former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova has ended after only three years. This announcement comes on the heels of Stanislas Wawrinka's recent split from his wife of less than a year. Something about this new generation is making me wonder if tennis players and long marriages are a thing of the past. With the exception of a few serial vow-takers (Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert come to mind), tennis players actually have a pretty good marriage track record. Here are some couples still going strong:

Rod Laver and Mary Bensen: 45 years
Evonne Goolagong-Cawley and Richard Cawley: 36 years
Jimmy Connors and Patti McGuire: 32 years
Mats Wilander and Sonya Mulholland: 25 years
Ivan Lendl and Samantha Frankel: 22 years
Stefan Edberg and Annette Olsen: 19 years
John McEnroe and Patty Smith: 14 years*
Mary Jo Fernandez and Tony Godsick: 11 years
Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson: 11 years
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf: 10 years
Pat Rafter and Lara Feltham: 7 years
Michael Chang and Amber Liu: 3 years
Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec: 2 years
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker: 2 years

*(Johnnie Mac's second trip down the aisle seems to be holding up better than his first to Tatum O'Neal, which lasted 6 years.)

—Sarah Thurmond

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