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10 high profile couples who broke up

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25 Sep 2016, 17:56 IST

There have been plenty of instances in history where top sportspersons have been romantically involved with each other and also occasions where they have found love across disciplines. Such pair ups also boost their popularity and bring much scrutiny into their private lives.

Most of the stars involved in such romances are tight-lipped about their personal lives but it is hard to hide from the paparazzi who love to celebrate even a rumour of celebrities getting involved with each other. 

While there have been occasions where such couples have overcome the intense public scrutiny and managed to keep the relationships intact, many such couples have broken apart which often impacts their career adversely or in some cases positively.

On the heels of the highly publicised Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie break-up, we decided to take a look at some of the major break-ups from the sports world. 

#10 Anna Kournikova – Sergei Fedorov 

Anna Kournikova was one of the most popular tennis players in the world in the 2000s, thanks to her looks more than her sporting skills. Kournikova, who also doubled up as a swimsuit model, was romantically involved with Sergei Fedorov who was one of the top ice hockey players in the world at that time.

Fedorov, a former NHL MVP, claims to have married Kournikova in 2001 and then to have divorced her 2 years later. Bizarrely, Kournikova has never admitted that they tied the knot before splitting up. The Russian diva was later involved with Enrique Iglesias and is believed to be still in a relationship with her. 

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