Wimbledon is here! How do Kim and Andy stay strong?

So the Wimbledon season is upon us, and once again we have an excuse to drink Pimms at 11am and eat copious amount of strawberries whilst promising ourselves we really should play more tennis this year…

Well we’re no doubt rooting for our favourite Scot, Andy Murray, but who is the lovely Kim Sears and what is the secret behind their successful relationship?

The couple first met at a party for the US Open back in South Africa in 2005 when Kim was still in sixth form. Kim’s father was actually the head of the women’s section of the lawn tennis association in England so she grew up surrounded by tennis, and developed a really good understanding of the game.

She soon became a core cog in the ‘Team Andy’ machine, and started joining him on tour travelling around the world supporting his tournaments.

Not just a pretty face, Kim, got straight As at A-Level and went onto study English Literature at the University of Sussex.  She has openly said she has no interest in become a WAG and instead is a talented artist and paints portraits of pets for wealthy clients around London via her site Brushes and Paws.

Andy Murray has said in the past that the secret behind the success of their 8 year relationship is down to a few key factors.

For starters, you won’t see Kim supporting Andy at every tournament. That’s because they have allegedly agreed that she may only be present for some.  Due to growing up around tennis she not only understands the game, but also Murray. After 8 years together he’s been known to be able to really know how he’s feeling.