Matt and Kim Ebden have opened up about their unique marriage on the tennis circuit.
Speaking to the Weekend West, the Ebdens told how they spent more than five years in a long-distance relationship as Kim completed her law degree.
“Once we got married we decided to take it on the road together, otherwise we wouldn’t see each other at all,” Kim said. “I had known for a while that I would do it. I think if I had wanted to progress my career to the point of becoming a partner at a law firm I don’t think I would have, but that wasn’t in my sights. And I can’t say I was as passionate about law as Matt was about tennis. I loved my job but it was an easy decision at the end of the day to become a team and do this thing together, rather than separately. And I don’t regret it at all.”
Matt and Kim spoke to the magazine and he prepares to represent his country at the Hopman Cup this summer.
Matt will team with Ash Barty.
“I’ve obviously been playing well and Ash has been going really well. She’s good at doubles and I’ve had a bit of experience. I was able to win at the Aussie (Open) with the mixed doubles … I think if we play well we’re as good a chance as anybody,” Matt said.