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Sports Shorts: Krajicek says yes after boyfriend proposes on court

Last updated on: June 17, 2014 15:47 IST

Sports Shorts: Krajicek says yes after boyfriend proposes on court

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Michaella Krajicek's joy at winning on home grass was easily surpassed when her boyfriend stepped on court and dropped down on one knee straight after her Den Bosch Open first-round victory on Monday.

The Dutchwoman, half sister to 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, hit 11 aces to beat Jana Cepelova 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament but her heart was soon beating even faster.

German doubles specialist Martin Emmrich stepped onto the court and got down on one knee.

"It was a huge surprise," Krajicek told the WTA's official website (www.wtatennis.com).

"We met here one year ago and I think it's such a very special place to do it.

"I just knew I was for sure going to say yes. That was all I knew in that moment."


Image: Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands
Photographs: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

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Radwanska struck again by Eastbourne jinx

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Agnieszka Radwanska completed an unwanted hat-trick when she suffered her third successive first-round defeat in the Aegon International, losing 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Eastbourne, England.

The top-seeded Pole, champion at Eastbourne in 2008, was unfazed by another premature exit at the Wimbledon warm-up event because despite the setbacks she has done well at the All England Club for the past two years.

"Hopefully I can still do great at Wimbledon," world number four Radwanska told reporters.

"I had some chances, some break points, the serve was really important in this match. I didn't use the break points I had and unfortunately I lost."

Eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark enjoyed a more productive day as she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-4.


Image: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia celebrates a point against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their Women's Singles first round match of the Aegon International at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, England, on Monday
Photographs: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

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