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Emmrich Proposes To Krajicek In 's-Hertogenbosch

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Romance abounded on Monday at the Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch as German doubles specialist Martin Emmrich proposed to his girlfriend, WTA player Michaella Krajicek.

Following Krajicek’s first-round win, Emmrich walked onto the grass court at the combined ATP World Tour-WTA event and took the microphone. “I still remember the magical moment when I first saw you here last year,” Emmrich said to the 2006 women's champion.

“We’ve now been together for 10 months and every time I look into those beautiful Bambi eyes I know that I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

He dropped to one knee in front of a surprised Krajicek as the crowd cheered and pulled out a ring. “Do you want to marry me?” he asked. Krajicek said yes and hugged Emmrich.

Krajicek later retweeted an image from the proposal:

Emmrich finished runner-up last year in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Begemann) and is this week competing alongside Swede Johan Brunstrom.  The 29 year old German has won three ATP World Tour doubles titles, including a pair last year.

Krajicek, 25, has claimed three singles titles and attained a No. 30 ranking in 2008. She is the younger sister of former World No. 4 Richard Krajicek, the Tournament Director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

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