Roger Federer & girlfriend expecting first baby

Here’s a confession: I barely follow any sports at all. Football, baseball, soccer, basketball, I just don’t care. I never have. The Oscars are my Super Bowl. The Golden Globes are my… whatever baseball has as their final thing-amajigs. But even I follow tennis. Just because I like the guys. And Roger Federer is lovely.

My interest in Federer started, oddly enough, with a profile of the Swiss hottie in Vogue Magazine several years back. The article had information about this girlfriend – Mirka Vavrinec. She’s not just some tennis groupie, some fly-by-night hook-up that in it for the publicity. Federer’s manager was quoted as saying something about how Mirka is essential to Team Federer. They’ve been together for years, and they are each other’s best friend. So it’s very happy news that the two are expecting their first child together. Federer confirmed the news on his website, and OK! has the details:

He’s conquered the tennis world, now it’s time to pass a little of his expertise on to the next generation.

On Thursday, 13-time Grand-Slam champion, Roger Federer, announced he is expecting a baby this summer with girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec . This is the first child for both Federer and Mirka. The tennis champ is in Indian Wells, Calif., for the Masters’ Tournament.

On his official website Federer writes:

“Dear Fans,
I arrived in Indian Wells earlier this week and I am eager to get back out on court. My back is feeling much better and I am ready to go.

I also have some really awesome news to share with all of you: Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer! Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family together. This is a dream come true for us. We love children and we are looking forward to being parents for the first time. Mirka is feeling great and everything is going well.

Speak soon and thanks for all your continued support! Roger ”

Well ladies, looks like Roger is officially off the market!

From OK! Magazine

Uh, Roger, you were off the market all of those years you were with your girlfriend, before she got knocked up. But no matter! I’m very happy for Roger and Mirka. She seems like a very nice girl who is very invested in Roger Federer the person, not Roger Federer the tennis champion.

In interviews, Roger seems so low-key, and almost excessively polite, compared to his intensity on the court. I bet he’ll make a great dad, and I bet the kid starts training early for future tennis glory.

Roger and Mirka are shown at the airport in Shanghai on 11/5/07. Credit: She’s also shown doing her makeup at the US Open on 8/28/07. Credit: Jano/starmax/Newscom.

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  1. Karen says:

    No comment on the giant honkin’ rock on her ring finger?

  2. vale says:

    I think the “roger is off the market” comment was the article’s quote, not his.

  3. lachica says:

    i would have preferred for him to break Sampras’ record first, but i can’t blame her for not wanting to wait any longer. i hope they’re both happy.

  4. snappyfish says:

    This girl has always had some great luxury items. Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, YSL….

    Nice looking rock. Good for them. They seem like a nice couple

  5. crazymary says:

    I have to ask… Is she a big girl? I can’t tell from these pics but I get the sense she is from them. I’m not bustin on anyone. I say it is a victory for big girls everywhere if indeed she hooked him. He looks hot!

  6. guest says:

    wonder if tiger was somewhat of an influence in the kid department. whatev. congrats to them.

  7. Roni says:

    Big is BEAUTIFUL and I hate the fact that weight is such an issue! Get over it…big girls and skinny girls have the “same” tools to get a man and keep him happy so stop with “she’s lucky to have caught him, blah,blah,blah, because it very well may be HE’S LUCKY to have caught her! She’s an attractive woman and I hope that they are both happy and have a healthy baby.

  8. ash says:

    She’s a very beautiful girl. He’s a hot dude. LUCKYYYY….

  9. Wow says:

    A very lovely couple. They met way before he was celebrity. She was also a professional tennis player as well. They met at the 2000 Summmer Olympics.

    They have their stuff together. Very happy for them. :-)

  10. intheknow says:

    Now we know why Roger’s had a bad back. Maybe he can now get back on court and play unhindered ;-)

  11. Feebee says:

    Awww, it’s good to have some genuinely “nice” news every now and again. They do seem like a very close couple, she’s always with them and I guess her tennis playing background probably helped.

    Again with the “she’s lucky girl to have snagged him”…. somehow I wonder if he’d have realised his enormous potential without her. She really appears to be his rock and very important to his success.

  12. crazymary says:

    Roni. For the record I never said “she was lucky to have him”. I think she is lovely regardless of her size. I simply asked a question. As a “big girl” myself I was commenting on the fact the seems like a truly decent dude. So many just aren’t able to see past the exterior. I wish them nothing but luck and health. Really.

  13. Roni says:

    Re: crazymary,

    Okay, I stand by my comment…maybe I quoted you wrong; so I’ll quote you again, “I’m not bustin on anyone. I say it is a victory for big girls everywhere if indeed she hooked him. He looks hot.” As I say again, who the hell cares if she is big or skinny???!!! And I happen to be a size 14 (some consider to be big) but big whoopee about the size of the woman, to be honest, it sounds to ME that you are giving a backhanded compliment, “it’s a victory for big girls,” but on the other hand how in the hell did she get him? Just say congrats and keep on moving!

  14. crazymary says:

    Interesting. You read and comment on a blog that constantly has articles about Jessica Simpson and others gaining 5 pounds but blast me for asking a question. I stand by my comments. I do see it as a victory. Good for her and the rest of us.

  15. Tennis Noise says:

    Unlike Levi Johnston, Federer is not saying he’s going to marry the girl. As you know recently Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter Bristol and her boyfriend, Levi Johnston, have called off their engagement, about 10 weeks after the birth of their child. Federer has no moral feelings to marry a woman he does not love.

  16. Vanu says:

    I thought they were already married. They seem like a nice, genuine couple…but she is in no way beautiful, nor attractive. It’s got nothing to do with her being a bigger girl- after all,there are plenty of pretty bigger girls- it’s the fact that she has no shape/waist whatsoever and always has a miserable-looking face, coupled with the fact that she has harsh, Slavic features.

  17. voodoobetty says:

    If her eyes were any closer together she’d be a cyclops.

  18. Helloooo says:

    The girl is pregnant, people! That is why she looks “bigger” and “shapeless”. Mirka is a former tennis player herself! She was an athlete when they met. As for “harsh Slavic features”…are you joking me? The hottest chicks are Slavic chicks.

  19. voodoobetty says:

    By the way her size isnt because she is pregnant. She’s been a pretty stocky girl for some time. Just google her pics.

  20. Codzilla says:

    Hopefully that’s just a bad photo of Roger, because his face looks kind of smashed together.

  21. mev says:

    Ditto on the comment from Helloooo! Slavic chicks rule!

  22. pebbles says:

    LOL voodoobetty!!!

  23. Ida Krigh says:

    By “harsh slavic features”, the person who made the comment realistically meant small narrow eyes too close to each other, a sharply downward nose that may be pointy. These are simply typical Slavic features which some people find too sharp on a woman’s face.Personally, I prefer the softer features found in the French & English women.

    She is stocky and one commentator even said to simply search for earlier pisctures of her to prove the point and not use pregnancy as an excuse.

  24. arunima says:

    great couple….am very happy for them…they both really rock together

  25. CATSMA says:

    FFS! Can’t anyone just wish them health & happiness? Who cares what bloody size she is – pregnant or not! They obviously love each other and have cemented that love in conceiving a child. I don’t for one minute think that it was a “mistake” either. Good luck to them and their wee baby when it arrives.

  26. She’s not the prettiest there ever was, but as long as they are happy and can be good parents with his crazy travel schedule, I say BABY ON!

  27. .. says:

    X-e ,d-t ring no matter how..she’s got!