Diana Taurasi Married Penny Taylor a Day Before 2017 WNBA Season Opener

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 8:  Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury poses for a photo during Media Day on May 8, 2017 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi married former teammate and current Mercury director of player development Penny Taylor a day before Sunday's season-opening loss to the Dallas Wings

"Just an amazing day, one of the happiest days we've ever had," Taurasi said, per Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic. "It would have been nice to follow it up with a win, but we're just really happy. It was one of the times where all our families were together, all the people we love and care for in the city that we met and evolved as teammates and wives now. It's been pretty cool."

Taurasi, 34, had never been previously married. Taylor, 36, was married for three years to Brazilian beach volleyball player Rodrigo Gil before divorcing.

Taurasi and Taylor have largely kept their relationship out of the public spotlight. 

"That was our special thing," Taurasi said. "We never kept it secret, we just didn't want that to be an issue ever. We knew when we walked through those doors, it was time to put work in and be professional."

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Taylor, an accomplished player in her own right, won two Olympic silver medals as part of Australia's national team. She retired as a player after the 2016 season to transition to a front office career.

Taurasi is a seven-time WNBA All-Star, four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA champion.