The tennis stars were recently asked who they would portray as Barbie and Ken on the ATP and WTA Tours.
Quickly, many people chose Paula Badosa to play the role of Barbie, embodied in the hit film by Margot Robbie, of which the Australian actress Tsitsipas is in love.
But when it came to choosing a Ken, it was Norwegian ace Casepr Ruud, rather than Badosa’s real-life boyfriend in Tsitsipas, who got the nod.
No harm was caused by the quickfire game, as Tsitsipas and Badosa, known colloquially via their shared Instagram account as Tsitsidosa, are still so beloved.
Since pulling out of Wimbledon earlier this summer, the tennis powerhouses have been vacationing in Madrid, Monte Carlo and the Greek island of Hydra. They attended a Harry Styles concert and were also able to enjoy the benefits of walking around New York’s Lower East Side this week ahead of Tsitsipas’ second-round exit from the US Open.
Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas are more loved than ever and form the power couple of tennis
The tennis power couple aren’t shy about showing their affection publicly, including in this video
It was back in Rome in May, during the Italian Open, that the pair started chatting, before Badosa took on Ons Jabeur. The rest, as they say, is history.
Both are deeply in love, but it was Tsitsipas who found himself attached the fastest, after it was revealed. he was the first to say “I love you” and initiated their first kiss.
A running joke among the couple’s fans is who writes their shared captions on Instagram. The more romantic the words, the more the roads lead to Tsitsipas.
Take a post from their trip to Monte Carlo last month.
Alongside a late night photo of the couple about to share a kiss under fireworks, the caption reads: “Love your life with intensity. Express your adoration to your loved one. Communicate warmly with the strangers you meet. Take on challenges that stir your soul. Don’t forget that time passes quickly and our actions can disappear. So savor every moment spent with your loved one as we weave an extraordinary love story. Be present and make every heartbeat count.
Another snap, taken in a Madrid bar, was of their critics and those who were jealous of their blossoming relationship.
“We get criticized, but all your bullets ricochet,” the caption read, a cover of DJ David Guetta’s Titanium lyrics.
It was at Wimbledon that their relationship really hit the headlines, especially when Badosa revealed she had a sex dream about her boyfriend.
So, once their SW19 commitments ended – their plans to play mixed doubles together ended due to an injury to Badosa – they passed away and traveled to Madrid to attend the Harry Styles concert.
From there, they traveled to Greece, the homeland of Tsitsipas, more precisely to the luxurious island of Hydra, where they joined other members of his family.
This is where the couple held an Instagram live Q&A to elaborate on their relationship with their legion of fans.
Sharing wine, the pair told their fans how they were first introduced.
Badosa is injured but they both took the opportunity to explore New York this week
“I didn’t even say hello to him!” Tsitsipas laughed as he reflected on how he ended up dating one of his contestants. A nod from Badosa confirmed his version of events.
“All that until one day I started waving at her. She thought I was the most arrogant man in the world.
Badosa chimed in: “I was like, what’s wrong with this guy? He was passing by and he wasn’t even looking at me.
But his behavior, he insisted, was perfectly understandable.
“Think how nervous I was and didn’t even say hello to her,” he added. “But now those days are over. I say hello and give her flowers.
Rarely does an event happen where Tsitsipas doesn’t take the opportunity to say how much he loves Badosa.
In an interview with ESTO at the Los Cabos Open tournament in Mexico recently, the Greek star was thrilled when asked about his girlfriend.
“I changed my life because Paula Badosa brought a bright light to it, and I did the same for her,” he said.
“I’ll be completely honest, I’ve never been so excited about the future, both in my private and professional life. I really want to make the most of it.
And the other players on the circuit? What do they think of this?
“It’s a love story, it’s so beautiful and I’m super happy for Paula,” Aryna Sabalenka, another tennis star and close friend of Badosa, told Tennis Channel.
“I spoke to her and she’s super happy and I’m happy for her.”
A summer trip to the Greek island of Hydra brought the beloved couple even closer.
After fulfilling their obligations at Wimbledon, they headed to Madrid where they relaxed.
With injury ending Badosa’s 2023 season prematurely, she resigned herself to watching from the sidelines in New York, only for Tsitsipas to last two rounds before retiring.
She frowned, roared in support, and threw a fist as she watched from her gamer console. There was no bigger fan in favor of the Greek than Badosa.
The Spaniard spoke to the Associated press on what it was like to support Tsitsipas on the sidelines recently.
“Watching it from the outside, maybe I get a little more nervous, because I can’t control it,” she said.
“But I’m happy he got the win, and it was a crazy game. Glad we both got through the first round.
With the final Slam of the year now over for the two of them, they’ll be united at the hip again – even though they haven’t had much time apart in the Big Apple – and expect many more photos from their escapades together are emerging. on Instagram.
Barbie and Ken? Not enough. But the he some tennis? You bet.
Badosa roared at her boyfriend Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open earlier this week
Badosa was seen on the big screen and fans loved that the couple returned to the headlines.