MICHAELLA KRAJICEK ENJOYED a love game of her own at the WTA s-Hertogenbosch tournament when her tennis-playing boyfriend proposed to her on court immediately after she won her first round match.
It was taking care of business at first on Monday for the 25-year-old Dutchwoman as she defeated Jana Cepelova 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Wimbledon buildup tournament.
And then – the icing on the cake of a perfect day for the former world junior number one – Krajicek’s boyfriend, German player Martin Emmrich, stepped onto the court, went down on one knee, and proposed.
Krajicek said yes.
“It was a huge surprise!” a beaming 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.”