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Tennis ace Ana Ivanovic weds German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice

Venice: Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and tennis player Ana Ivanovic tied the knot at a ceremony in Venice on Tuesday.

The sporting power couple had been dating since 2014 and reportedly got married in a surprise ceremony. According to Dailystar, they didn't inform any close friends and family about the ceremony beforehand, and only informed them to come to the Munich airport for a "surprise".

 Tennis ace Ana Ivanovic weds German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice

Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger sit in a boat during their wedding, in Venice. AP

Schweinsteiger, 31, sported a navy blue two-piece suit for the ceremony while 28-year-old Ivanovic wowed in a traditional, frilled white wedding dress. They were spotted emerging from the Venice City Hall after saying their wedding vows.

After the low-key ceremony, the couple looked radiant and happy as they left from the City Hall on a boat. Ivanovic's parents Miroslav and Dragana, Schweinsteiger's father, Alfred, and elder brother Tobias were some of the family members who attended the ceremony. The guest-list has been kept under wraps, but according to sources it included Bayern Muinch president Uli Hoeness, Germany coach Joachim Löw and Schweinsteiger's Germany teammate Thomas Muller.

Ivanovic and Schweinsteiger have both endured a torrid time recently in their respective sports. The former slam champion, seeded 23, lost to world number 223 Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round at Wimbledon. She blamed a wrist injury for her loss and decided to take a break to recuperate before the Rio Olympics. Schweinsteiger, on the other hand, made the semi-finals of Euro 2016 with the German team. But it was his handball in the semi-final against France that gave the hosts a 1-0 lead. Germany were unable to fight back after this setback and exited the tournament after a disappointing 2-0 loss.

Here's hoping the newlyweds find success in their professional lives as they continue to enjoy marital bliss.

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Updated Date: Jul 12, 2016 21:15:34 IST