When Serena Williams won the 2013 Madrid Open championship over the weekend, the focus of all attention was not on the trophy that the American player held in his hand, but the lovely puppy named Chip brought by the American player following when receiving award.
In fact, Serena Williams is not the only player who loves pets. According to Time of India, many current names such as Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Maria Sharapova also have their own one companion and they absolutely love them.
Andy Roddick played as a player with strong fighting style. As a result, the pet he chose also represented some of his personality when the former No.1 American world adopted a British Bun dog named Billie Jean King, based on the name of the tennis legend.
We don’t know how much Roddick loves this puppy. Recently, wife Brooklyn Decker even shared on Twitter that Billie had laughed all the way when taking a picture with its owner when Roddick announced retirement.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray owns two brothers for Maggie May and Rusty. For him, these two pets are like family members. Whenever having to play away from home, the world class 2 player always takes them around the world with his lover Kim Sears.
Like Andy Murray, the world number 1 female player Serena Williams also admitted to carrying dogs everywhere, regardless of when she was playing. It is known that the American star currently raises 3 dogs including Chip, Jackie and Lorelei.
At the 2013 Miami Masters, the organizers even issued cards for these dogs to be allowed to appear in the reserved area for players to attend the tournament during the time. In addition, the press said that every dog has his own passport to be able to go anywhere with their owners.
In addition to Murray, Serena Williams and Andy Roddick, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic also love his poodle named Pierre. Some sources from the press said, Nole (nickname of Djokovic) always celebrated the championship titles with two indispensable members so far as girlfriend Jelena Ristic and dog Pierre.
Djokovic’s love for Pierre is so close that the world No. 1 player once said that he was extremely disappointed when the Wimbledon organizers refused to let Pierre enter the field to cheer on their owners.
As for Sharapova, the beautiful Russian player also owns avery cute poodle dog. At the US Open last year, Russian dolls also brought puppies to the United States. It is known that the name of this dog is Dolce with the meaning of a stepping stone to succeed.