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Stepanek announces engagement to Hingis is off

8/11/2007 - Tennis

MONTREAL -- The Radek Stepanek-Martina Hingis wedding is
off.

Stepanek had an Association of Tennis Professionals spokesman
inform the media at the Rogers Cup on Saturday that he has broken
off with the Swiss tennis star. He gave no reasons for the split.

The announcement came after Stepanek talked to the media about
his semifinal loss to top-seeded Roger Federer.

"He and Martina Hingis have split up but will remain good
friends -- and that's all he has to say," spokesman Stephen Duckitt
said.

Stepanek, a former top-10 player, proposed to the Slovak-born
Hingis in Prague in November. Hingis, a former world No. 1,
announced the engagement to the media in Australia in December,
where she showed up for a tournament wearing a diamond engagement
ring.

The announcement was a surprise to the ATP, which mentioned they
were engaged in their daily media notes Saturday.