Tennis greats Agassi, Graf to marry in 2002


WASHINGTON, Reuters

Tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are expected to marry in January 2002 in Agassi’s hometown of Las Vegas, according to a story posted on Sunday on the Web site of Germany’s Bild newspaper. Agassi, 31, and Graf, 32, will not marry before the birth of their baby in mid-December, the newspaper reported, citing the same “reliable sources” behind what it described as its earlier exclusive about Graf’s pregnancy. The delay in the Graf-Agassi marriage stems in part from complications surrounding the preparation of a prenuptial agreement, the newspaper said.

On Friday, a publicist for Agassi said it was unclear whether the world’s third-ranked men’s tennis player and the former top-ranked women’s player — until she retired in 1999 — would marry. Agassi Enterprises spokeswoman Shelly Ryan confirmed that Graf was expecting Agassi’s child.