MIRKA FEDERER has been by her husband Roger’s side throughout an incredible career which has seen him set new standards in the world of tennis  And his wife will again be cheering him on at Wimbledon over the next fortnight Who is Mirka Federer?  Federer’s wife represented Switzerland during her tennis career, but she was actually born in Slovakia before emigrating at the age of two  She is known for being an Olympian and has participated at all four Grand Slam venues  After failing to recover from a persistent foot injury, Mirka became Federer’s public relations manager and handled much of his media affairs  Mirka has been in the crowd for all of Federer’s greatest moments although in recent years she has been forced to miss the occasional match due to pregnancy What are Mirka Federer’s biggest sporting achievements?  Mirka has competed at the US Open, Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open  At these Grand Slam events, she won four matches out of nine.  The Olympian and tennis star was victorious at three major events in Tel Aviv, Klosters-Serneus and Clearwater, USA  She also won a tournament in Langenthal, Switzerland in 1993. How long has Mirka been married to Roger Federer?  The happy couple first met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where they were both competing  They tied the knot at Wenkenhof Villa in Basel, Federer’s hometown, in April 2009  The pair didn’t opt for a lavish affair, instead choosing an intimate ceremony and only inviting close family and friends Most read in tennis How many children do Mirka and Roger Federer have?  Mirka decided to take on a less high profile role after giving birth to the couple’s two sets of twins  The Federer couple have nine-year-old twin girls Charlene and Myla and five-year-old boys Lenny and Leo  Speaking shortly after the birth of his sons, Roger said Mirka is the reason that the family are able to travel the world  He said: “My wife does a lot of work, as much as she can. And I try to help as much as I can  “We have the grandparents as well and all my team members, they sometimes just tag along  “Clearly we also need some help on the road, so Mirka can have an opportunity sometimes to sleep in a little bit, or come to watch one of my matches  “You need to be well organised, but by now we know how it works.” Roger Federer gets three pecks from Kate Middleton after his record eighth Wimbledon win

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