the majority of evidence would suggest the exact opposite - that is, the women play better before they are settled down with a man, it keeps them hungry. Look at Graf, never really had a steady boyfriend while she was winning all those slams, look at Seles at her best in the early '90s, was the same thing. Hingis had a bunch of different revolving door boyfriends when she was winning slams. Jen Capriati was unattached when she mounted her great comeback in '01 to win two GS titles. Davenport was a better player, and won her three slams, before she got engaged to that guy she married. Venus and Serena weren't in relationships from 2000 to 2003 when they were dominating the tour.
The only one i can think of that supports your case is Henin - but then Justine was also attached to Pierre-Ives when she wasn't playing so well a few years back. And the Clijsters/Hewitt pairing seems to be positive for Kim's tennis, but certainly not for Lleyton's.
Last edited by vogus; Aug 17th, 2004 at 04:32 AM.