Who is Mirka Federer?
Swiss former professional tennis player Miroslava ‘Mirka’ Federer was born as Miroslava Vavrincova under the zodiac sign Aries in Bojnice, Slovakia on 1 April 1978. It was in 2002 that she retired from tennis because of a foot injury, and was at that time ranked in the top 100 female tennis players in the world.
Mirka’s perhaps known best for being the wife of Roger Federer, a former professional tennis player who’s widely regarded as one of the best players of all time. Roger was ranked best player in the world in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 310 weeks, including a world record 237 consecutive weeks. Roger’s retired from tennis just recently, on 15 September 2022, in a doubles match which he and his long-time rival and friend Rafael Nadal lost against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
Education and early life
Mirka spent only the first two years of her life in Bojnice, as her family then emigrated to Switzerland; she was raised by her parents who owned a jewelry business, but Mirka hasn’t shared many details about them because she respects their privacy. She’s yet to speak about having siblings, so most of Mirka’s fans believe her to be an only child.
She studied at a local elementary school in Switzerland, and was nine when her father took her to Germany to watch a tennis tournament; Mirka met Czech-American former professional tennis player Martina Navratilova there, who advised her to try to play tennis.
Mirka studied at a local high school in Bottmingen, Switzerland, and upon matriculating in 1996, chose to focus on tennis rather than pursue a college degree.
Mirka won 202 of her 361 singles matches (56 percent win rate), and her best performance was reaching the third round of the US open in 2001.
She had a foot injury for years, which led Mirka to retire from professional tennis in 2002.
She then began working as her husband’s public relations manager, and has since travelled all around the world with him, often cheering for him at his matches.
Most watched YouTube videos
Even though Mirka doesn’t have a YouTube channel, she’s still popular on the network as numerous videos featuring her have been uploaded onto the network by other users; most of these feature her spending time with her husband Roger, while others offer an insight into her career. We’re about to cover Mirka’s three most viewed videos on the network, which’ve contributed to her popularity on the internet.
The #1 video “Rafael Nadal couldn’t hold his Tears on Roger’s Retirement – Mirka too gets Emotional – Laver Cup 2022” was posted by NATXAS Tennis 2 on 24 September 2022, and has since been watched over 3.8 million times; it features the moment when Roger officially retired from professional tennis, bringing many of his fans, friends and wife Mirka to tears.
The second most popular video “Roger Federer and His Wife Mirka Played Doubles Together (Beginning of a Love Story)” was uploaded by WivoRN Productions on 28 August 2020, and has since been watched close to 2.5 million times; it features Roger and Mirka playing doubles together.
The #3 video “Federer celebrates with Mirka | Australian Open 2017” was uploaded by Australian Open TV on 29 January 2017, and has since been watched nearly 2.2 million times; it features Roger celebrating his Australian Open 2017 victory with Mirka.
Mirka’s Instagram fan page is today followed by more than 80,000 people, and there are close to 1,500 pictures and videos uploaded onto it; most of these feature her spending time with Roger and their children.
She also allowed for her Twitter fan account to be launched in August 2014; it today numbers a few over 600 followers and nearly 900 tweets have been posted, most of which are pictures similar to the ones found on her Instagram account.
More than 4,000 people are following Mirka on Facebook today, but her most recent update was on 8 August 2019, when she wished her husband Roger a happy 38th birthday.
She isn’t active on TikTok but the videos which have been uploaded by other users and which feature Mirka have all together been watched close to a million times.
Love life and marriage
Mirka and Roger prefer to keep their marriage away from media, but some details about it are still known.
They met when they both represented Switzerland at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; the two eventually married in a small and private ceremony on 11 April 2009 at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen, Switzerland. Mirka gave birth to their identical twin daughters Charlene and Myla on 23 July 2009, and their fraternal twin sons Leo and Lennart followed on 6 May 2014; all four were baptized in the Catholic faith.
There are no other people whom Mirka and Federer have perhaps been with, that we know about; Mirka’s married to Roger Federer as of September 2023, and they have four children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Mirka and her husband teamed up in the 2002 Hopman Cup.
She works out on a daily basis, and still often plays tennis socially, but no longer competes.
Mirka loves to travel and her career’s taken her all around the world; her favorite city to visit is Sydney, Australia.
She and Roger are philanthropists, and enjoy bringing sports closer to underprivileged children.
Mirka loves being in nature, which is why Switzerland’s her favorite country to live in.
She’s a huge lover of animals, and some of her favorites are horses, llamas and kangaroos.
One of Mirka’s favorite actors is Cillian Murphy, and some of her favorite movies include “Oppenheimer”, “A Quiet Place” and “Inception”.
Appearance and net worth
Mirka’s age is 45. She has brown eyes and hair, weighs around 150lbs (68kgs) and is 5ft 9ins (1.74m) tall.
Mirka’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of September 2023, and her husband Roger’s at close to $100 million.