Stepanek announces engagement to Hingis is off

Updated: August 11, 2007, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press