Monday September 23rd, 2013

Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards got a taste of tennis Sunday night when The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco stepped out onto the red carpet with her new boyfriend, the ATP's Ryan Sweeting.

Previously linked to Henry Cavill, Cuoco has been dating Sweeting, who reached a career-high of No. 64 in 2011, since August. You can see several photos of the pair on Kuoco's Instagram page. So what's the connection that brings these two together? Well, aside from being two pretty OK-looking people, Cuoco actually has some tennis history. She was a regionally ranked junior, ranked as high as No. 54 when in Southern California as a 14-year-old.

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