Rogers, Potapova & Kostyuk Among WTA Stars Who Tied Knot During Close Season

Rogers, Potapova & Kostyuk Among WTA Stars Who Tied Knot During Close Season

by Nurein Ahmed

There is a famous quote that says to get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with - and three WTA players have most certainly lived by these words during the close season.

This past weekend, Shelby Rogers became a newlywed after exchanging vows with her long-time boyfriend John Slavik - a lower-level hockey player. The newlyweds first met on a blind date organized by friends three years ago and got engaged this year at Rogers' home tournament in Charleston.

The 31-year-old American has been out of action since a first-round defeat to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon. Rogers had been dealing with muscle injuries for quite some time and posted photos of herself in a hospital bed in the aftermath of his defeat to the Kazakh.

Thankfully for Rogers, she was out of rehab soon after, although she never played again in the second half of the season. Nevertheless, the year ended positively for the former World No. 30, who celebrated a glamorous wedding at the Seacoast Church in South Carolina.

"Thank you to everyone that helped make our day so special. We are overcome with gratitude, love, joy, and excitement. The Lord is so good!"

Rogers posted on her Instagram

Several WTA players sent their heartfelt congratulatory messages below Rogers' Instagram update, including Jessica Pegula, Caroline Dolehide, Caty McNally, and former doubles No. 1 Rennae Stubbs.

Rogers, however, was just the most recent bride. Two other WTA stars also uttered the famous vow. One of them was Anastasia Potapova, who wed ATP rising star Alexander Shevchenko. Both hail from Russia and have become the latest tennis power couple.

Potapova and Shevchenko tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in St. Petersburg, where, incidentally, they were due to participate in a controversial tennis exhibition tournament.

Top of this list is Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk, who married her fiancé, Heorhii, at Minthis Resort in Cyprus in front of family members, friends, and some WTA peers. The nuptial took place at the start of November after Kostyuk, ranked 39th in the world rankings, announced her engagement after winning her maiden WTA title in Austin.


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