My first update of the WTA Players and their Love Partners section in the new year is coming already on January 1st! 🙂 German WTA star Laura Siegemund opened her 2019 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, but even though she lost in the final round of qualifying on New Year’s Eve, she’s not feeling down, as she has a fulfilling love life with fellow tennis player Antonio Zucca.
After apparently cooperating for some time, the couple decided to make the relationship public during these winter holidays. Siegemund posted the above photo from the ASB Classic players’ party and the caption reads “My man <3”.
Several hours earlier, Zucca posted on Instagram this sunset photo, saying:
I know that you don’t like this kind of things, but maybe you can do an exception for today! To the girl who changed my life I wish a happy New Year full of health and success ❤️???? #2019
Laura readily responded:
I’ll make an exception here ❤
Just like Laura, Antonio resides in Stuttgart, Germany, but he’s an Italian born in Sardinia. His highest ATP ranking was No.1066, reached in December 2017, while Laura ascended to No.27 in the summer of 2016. Right now Antonio is apparently inactive on the tour and he’s been Laura’s sparring partner since early 2018.
A happy love life is not the only good thing happening in Laura’s world. She’s also opening the 2019 season with a new tennis clothing sponsorship — formerly the German was wearing Tonic, while now she’s partnered with Fila!