Love means everything in tennis! Just ask Michaella Krajicek. Playing in her home country at the ‘s-Hertogenbosch Topshelf Open, the 25-year-old half sister of Richard Krajicek had just won her first round match when something strange happened.
Her boyfriend of one year, ATP doubles player Martin Emmrich, walked out on to the court, took the mic and began, “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.
“Do you want to marry me?” he asked. And of course she said yes.
“It was a huge surprise!” Krajicek said afterwards. “I mean, we spoke about marriage a couple of times before, but I didn’t expect it now. It’s very special. I’m really happy and I feel so lucky that he did it like this. We met here one year ago and I think it’s such a very special place to do it.
“The first 10 or 15 seconds when he came on the court I thought, ‘Okay, it’s nice to see him, but this is strange.’ But then I saw he had tears in his eyes, and I was like, ‘Oh wow,’ and I realized what was going to happen! I was so focused on him the whole time I didn’t hear anything he was saying!
“I just knew I was for sure going to say yes. That was all I knew in that moment.”
It’s a good thing she won the match!
Here’s the video:
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