Brittany Tagliareni and Ryan Smith are not just mixed doubles tennis partners. They are also a couple off the court, engaged to be married.
The couple was interviewed on Thursday by Robin Roberts from Good Morning America. The couple talked about the support from their family and for each other.
"I support him on the court by telling him 'good job' and 'you can do this,'" Tagliareni told GMA.
Engaged couple sets their sights on gold at Special Olympics World Games // GMA
Brittany didn't say her first word until she was 6; but these days, she communicates power and assurance—through sports. To prepare for the games Tagliareni said she practiced at least four hours a day, five days a week.
She told GMA, "I would like to accomplish being the best that I can be."
You can read more about Brittany's journey here and check back for updates on her World Games experience.