Tennis player Martin Emmrich proposed to girlfriend Michaëlla Krajicek on court in the Netherlands Monday. (via …
Dutch player Michaella Krajicek hasn't won many singles matches lately, although she has been very successful on the doubles court.
So the 25-year-old's victory over young up-and-comer Jana Cepelova on the centre court at the TopShelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands – in her native land – might have been memorable anyway.
What happened afterward ensured she would never forget it.
German doubles specialist Martin Emmrich, Krajicek's boyfriend of a year (they met at the same tournament in 2013), walked onto the court.
In part, the 29-year-old Emmrich, ranked No. 50 in doubles on the ATP Tour, said this:
"Now, after being 10 months with you, falling asleep, waking up in your arms, looking in those beautiful Bambi eyes, I know I want to spend the rest of my life with you. ... So now today I have taken all my courage together to go down on my knee in front of you. I love you to the moon and back, and I promise to be always faithful and honest with you. So I ask you in front of all these people: do you want to marry me?"
Needless to say, Krajicek (who is the half-sister of former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek and was once ranked as high as No. 30 in singles), said yes.
Let's hope we see them in the mixed-doubles competition at Wimbledon next week – shiny bling and all.
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