Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa in heartbreaking revelation amid injury struggles

The tennis power couple have announced they have broken up.

Tennis power couple Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas have announced they have separated. In a post to social media, Badosa revealed the pair have "decided to amicably part ways" after being a couple since last year.

"We have shared a journey filled with love and learning and it is as friends with immense mutual respect that we now choose to move forward on our own paths," Badosa wrote on social media. "We are grateful for the support of our friends, family, and all who have been part of our story. As we transition into this new chapter of our lives, we continue to wish each other nothing but the best in all our endeavours."

Pictured Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa
Tennis power couple Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa announced they have split. Image: Getty

Badosa, 26, has struggled in recent years with injuries and returned to the court in time for clay season in 2024 but has yet to find consistency. The tennis star was at one point ranked as high as No.2 in the world but now sits 126th, with a record of 6-9 in 2024.

And Badosa recently admitted following her first-round exit at the Madrid Open last month that while she feels her level of tennis is back to its peak, she has been emotionally struggling and it is proving costly. "The tennis level is there, but I need to recover emotionally," Badosa said.


"Every week is a disappointment. I've been at the top and it's tough to see myself at the bottom right now." The former couple also held a joint Instagram page before the announcement that had 87,000 followers, but it has since been deleted.

Tsitsipas also dropped his first match in Madrid, although he did win the Monte Carlo Masters and was the runner-up at the Barcelona Open before that. Tsitsipas, who has been ranked as high as No. 3 and is now No. 7, is a two-time Grand Slam finalist.

The pair first revealed they were together at the start of 2023 and were regularly seen at each other's tennis matches. They also posted numerous times about one another online and were very open about how in love they were and how proud they were of their respective success.

That openness saw Badosa and the Greek ace quickly become one of tennis' most-loved couples. In an interview with Eurosport last year Tsistsipas said: "I feel happy and content (about the relationship)."

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 05: Stefano Tsitsipas (R) of Greece and Paula Badosa of Spain during the Eisenhower Cup on Day 3 of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 05, 2024 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)
Stefano Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa had been dating since the start of 2023.

"I haven't really felt that type of connection with anyone before. I don’t mean to sound cringe or anything because that’s the reality and that’s what I am faced with."

Since the early days of their romance, Badosa has faced numerous stints off the court with injuries that have left question marks about her tennis future. Tsitsipas had been seen supporting the Spaniard during her most recent recovery.

with AAP