Germany Captain, Schweinsteiger Weds Tennis Star Ivanovic
Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger tied the knot with Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic on Tuesday – having been in a relationship since 2014.
Schweinsteiger looked dapper in a navy blue suit while Ivanovic looked elegant in a white dress. The newlyweds were a picture of happiness as they left Venice City Hall hand in hand. Ivanovic, who crashed out of Wimbledon during her first-round encounter with Ekaterina Alexandrova on June 27, and the Germany captain, had traveled to Venice by private jet from Munich with close friends and family.
German media reports had suggested wedding guests were not told where the wedding would take place – simply that they should come to the airport on Monday and be ready for a surprise. T
he guest list is a closely guarded secret, but is rumoured to include Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, Germany coach Joachim Low, and Schweinsteiger’s Germany team-mate Thomas Muller, as well as tennis stars like Kerber and Andy Murray.
Schweinsteiger’s best man is said to be downhill ski racer Felix Neureuther, who has been friends with the United ace since the two were competitive junior skiers growing up in Bavaria. Tuesday’s wedding comes less than a week after Schweinsteiger failed to inspire Germany to the final of Euro 2016 as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat by France in the last four.
The 31-year-old was penalized for handball to concede the penalty that brought the first of Antoine Griezmann’s two goals as hosts France eliminated the 2014 World Cup winners in Marseille on July 7.