Steffi Graf’s spectacular reaction to a Wimbledon fan’s surprise proposal before Andre Agassi’s marriage

Steffi Graf was open to a proposal after a fan popped the question at Wimbledon. In 1996, when a spectator yelled “Steffi, will you marry me?” on Centre Court, the tennis star complied. Taking the proposal in stride, Steffi, who was in the middle of a semi-final match with Kimiko Date, responded epically. “How much money do you have?” she joked, throwing the audience into giggles. Watch the video below for a peek of this iconic occasion.

Despite losing the match, Steffi remained upbeat, joking that the proposal had put her off. “I lost the game, so I think I’ll ask for a divorce now,” she told the New York Times.

Steffi’s clever remark, five years before her real-life marriage to fellow tennis champion and Olympic gold winner Andre Agassi, will be remembered forever. The couple was introduced at Wimbledon in 1992, but did not begin dating until 1999.

In 2001, Andre and Steffi married in a low-key ceremony at their home. Their son, Jaden Gil Agassi, was born in October of that year, and the couple had a daughter, Jaz Elle Agassi, in 2003. Steffi and Andre are used to being in the spotlight and engaging with fans, so when Steffi received another proposition at the 2024 Cluj exhibition, she and her husband accepted it with ease.

In a humorous moment, Steffi denied the proposal by waving her finger at the spectator and pointing to Andre, who was only a few steps away. While Steffi and Andre are typically discreet about their relationship, they have discussed each other in interviews. In March 2024, Andre appeared on E!, where he discussed their marriage. “We enjoy cooking together. We enjoy trekking together. We enjoy grocery shopping together, dividing and conquering. So this is real life. “And we are blessed,” he began.

When asked what the secret to their marriage was, Andre said, “Make sensible choices. No, I believe it is similar to achievement in life or in any other endeavor. I believe there is a resolve to be the best version of yourself, in balance with what someone needs from you, offering what you have to give rather than attempting to give something you don’t. “There’s a respect, there’s a discipline, there’s a commitment,” it went on. “And then you need two people doing that; everything else will fall into place. And we work on it every day, and I will not stop.”

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