Kim Sears: Andy Murray Winning off the Court as Much as on It

Michael DulkaContributor IJanuary 26, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)  Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the US Open championship trophy along with his girlfriend Kim Sears, during Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Throughout Andy Murray's rise to tennis greatness, girlfriend Kim Sears has always been there. She's been present to cheer him on at numerous tournaments including the 2013 Australian Open. The beautiful Sears has garnered a decent amount of attention with her stunning looks and unending support for Murray.

Sears was most recently spotted watching Murray's semifinal match against Roger Federer in the Australian Open. She will surely be back to watch Murray take on Novak Djokovic in the final. 

Murray and the lovely Sears have been together since 2005, with a brief time of separation during 2009. The pair met at the 2005 U.S. Open. Sears' father is tennis coach Nigel Sears, who has most recently been coaching Ana Ivanovic. 

While Sears is ultra-supportive of her famous boyfriend, she holds her own in the relationship quite nicely. Sears has a degree in English Literature from the University of Sussex, is an incredibly talented artist and aspires to write a novel. 

She is known for painting dogs, including the couples' pair of border terriers, but she does all types of paintings. Her artwork and blog can be seen at her website here.  

In addition to her own talents, Sears has become somewhat of a fashion icon. Whenever she cheers on Murray, her wardrobe is always something that is discussed.

Here is a piece from The Daily Mail breaking down her selection at Murray's most recent match. Another piece compared her wardrobe to Kate Middleton's. When a person's fashion sense is compared to royalty's, certainly they're quite revered. 

It's wonderful to see the couple so happy together. While she travels around the world to watch him, Sears seems set on having her own career and being her own person outside of just being Andy Murray's girlfriend.