August 12, 2008
Boris Becker took to the seas to celebrate his engagement to his girlfriend of a month - who was just a one-year-old baby when he first conquered the Centre Court in 1985.
The couple appear to have no regrets over the decision to get married as they enjoyed an afternoon sunbathing on a speedboat.
The happy pair made no attempt at hiding their joy as Alessandra 'Sandy' Meyer-Wolden showed off her sparkling diamond ring.
Boris, 40, popped the question to beautiful Alessandra, 24, the daughter of his late manager Axel Meyer-Wolden, at the weekend.
He proposed to her on the island of Sardinia, Sandy said last night in Germany.
'I didn't know anything about it, I was totally surprised,' she said.
Boris presented her with a ring with two diamonds.
'One represents Boris and one represents me,' said Sandy, who is a jewellery designer.
The two have been rumoured to be a pair since early this month after paparazzi caught them on the Spanish island of Formentera and later on Sardinia.
They first met when her father, Axel, was Becker's manager. He died in 1997.
The engaged couple are now flying to New York to plan their nuptials but they have yet to release additional details.
'Our relationship is completely serious,' she said.
The tennis star married Barbara Feltus in 1993 and the couple had two sons, Noah Gabriel, 14, and Elias Balthasar, 8, before the marriage ended acrimoniously in 2001