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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
January 21, 2002
Wizards fans should start worrying. On Jan. 4, citing irreconcilable differences, Michael Jordan's wife, Juanita, filed for divorce. Although some athletes who suffer marital discord see an upswing in their fortunes—after divorcing Brooke Shields, Andre Agassi went on to win the 1999 French and U.S. Opens—others aren't as lucky. Here are some famous sports breakups and their aftermaths:
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January 21, 2002

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

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Wizards fans should start worrying. On Jan. 4, citing irreconcilable differences, Michael Jordan's wife, Juanita, filed for divorce. Although some athletes who suffer marital discord see an upswing in their fortunes—after divorcing Brooke Shields, Andre Agassi went on to win the 1999 French and U.S. Opens—others aren't as lucky. Here are some famous sports breakups and their aftermaths:

Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
Baywatch babe Electra files for divorce in April 1999, less than five months after her Las Vegas wedding to Rodman. Nine days later Rodman is waived by the Lakers.

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
After a stormy eight-month marriage, actress Givens leaves the boxer in October 1988. A year after the divorce is finalized, Tyson is knocked out by Buster Douglas in a stunning upset.

Chris Evert and John Lloyd
Tennis's first couple finalize their split in April 1987, after eight years of marriage. Evert makes the semis of the French Open and Wimbledon that year but never wins another Grand Slam title.

Terry Bradshaw and Jo Jo Starbuck (above)
Ice skater Starbuck ends her four-year union to the four-time Super Bowl champion in August 1980. Bradshaw never wins another playoff game.

Mike and Susanne Kekich/Fritz and Marilyn Peterson
Before the '73 season Yankees pitchers Kekich and Peterson swap wives, kids and even dogs. Peterson, 17-15 in '72, goes 8-15 in '73. Kekich, who'd had 100 career starts, is traded to Cleveland and starts only eight more games in the bigs.

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