Tennis

A very public engagement

Published 1052 GMT (1852 HKT) July 25, 2014
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Martin Emmrich got down on one knee as he proposed to his girlfriend and fellow tennis player Michaella Krajicek at the Topshelf Open in the Netherlands in June. Topshelf Open
Applause and cheers rang through the stadium as the crowd realized what he was doing. Topshelf Open
An emotional Emmrich couldn't control himself as he stood there in front of his wife to be. Topshelf Open
Although Emmrich had been planning this for months, Krajicek had no idea. Topshelf Open
In front of an overjoyed audience, Emmrich placed an engagement ring on his fiancee's finger. Topshelf Open
"I'd never date a tennis player," Krajicek had said previously. Emmrich has surely changed her mind. Topshelf Open
A former junior world No. 1, Krajicek won the U.S. Open girls' title in 2004, having lost in the previous year's final. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/file
Her older brother Richard, right, won the prestigious Wimbledon title in 1996, and reached two other grand slam semifinals. ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images/file
After struggling with her health in recent years, the Dutch player has had more success in doubles, winning six titles on the WTA Tour. Here she celebrates with Karolina Pliskova (left) after their success in Nuremberg in May. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
Although relatively unknown, doubles specialist Emmrich has won three ATP Tour titles in partnership with fellow Germans Andre Begemann and Christopher Kas. He represented his country in the Davis Cup for the first time in 2013. Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images