Andy Murray is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears, his management has confirmed. It is understood that Murray proposed last Wednesday to his 26-year-old girlfriend.
The couple have been together since 2005 and met at the US Open when Sears accompanied her tennis coach father Nigel Sears to the tournament.
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Sears, a 26-year-old artist, regularly supports Murray at his matches and was courtside at his two slam wins and Olympic Gold triumph.
News of the engagement broke on the same day it was announced that Murray is to part company with assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and physical trainer Jez Green. He will continue his coaching partnership with Amélie Mauresmo.
Murray and Vallverdu are long-term friends and trained together as juniors at the Sánchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona before the Venezuelan started working with Murray five years ago, playing an increasingly important coaching role. Green has been in Murray’s coaching team for seven years and played a key part in improving the Scot’s fitness and physical strength.
In a statement, Murray said: “We sat down at the end of the season and decided that a change would be best for all of us.
“My off-season training and Australian Open preparations have already begun and I am very excited for the new year. I thank Jez and Dani for all their hard work over the years and wish them the best for the future.”