The pictures are from June after the French Open in Prague.
Thanx to Hilarius again.
Article by Cécile Klotzbach in Blick of Dec. 30, 2006
Translation, by strict order of Irinska, of an article in Blick of Dec. 30, 2006 by Cécile Klotzbach.
Gold Coast (Australia).
Yes, Martina Hingis is willing! Radek Stepanek is the happy one. She plans with the Czech the double of her life.
Martina’s number one man seems to be romantic – his proposal looks Hollywood-like.
It happened on the 24th November in Prague. At a tête-à-tête in a restaurant on the peninsula Kampa. Just below under the Karls bridge, the picturesque landmark of Prague. Radek topped of the perfect diner by drawing a diamond-ring.
Yesterday the Swiss discosed her intentions in Australia, where she starts the new season. As she was caught, when she proudly showed to the Swiss Emmanuelle Gagliardi her engagement ring. “In Switzerland I walked around for a month with the ring, and nobody said something” she declares “Here, the people are more attentive”.
“Here” – at the other end of the world, all started. Just a year ago, when the Swiss Miss started her come-back. Her good results faded the rumours into the background. But it could not be concealed: The two spent a lot of time together.
The Czech and the Swiss with Slovakian roots know each other since childhood. Later they met at tournaments. But Cupid threw his darts only later. “Top secret” were the further meetings. Until they were seen whispering sweets nothings at a hockey-match in Florida.
Shortly afterwards the disclosure “We are now a pair, it is no more a secret” Stepanek said to Blick. And he added winking: “We understand each other in many languages”.
The two love each other in Czech and English. Martina emphasizes the mutual understanding for their life as tennis pro: “It is good to have somebody, who understands all. We can support us optimally”.
As Stepanek didn’t play any tournaments since the US Open due to his injured back, he spent a lot of time with Martina. He even accompanied her to the Masters in Madrid as a “coach”. Afterwards the both made holidays in Switzerland, in Austria and in Prague.
Now, our Tennis-Princess will really marry! She, the former no. 1, now again the no. 7. He, who had in last July his best ranking as no. 8, and now no. 19.
When the wedding bells ring is not yet fixed. But the world of tennis gets a new dream pair.
Game, set and match for Martina and Radek!
Here a pic with the text in Czech: Presne rok po prvni schüzce se oba teniste zasnoubili.
Which I translate: Just a year after the first meeting the two tennisplayers are engaged.
When the pic was made I do not know.
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