Schweinsteiger weds tennis star, Ivanovic

Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger married tennis ace, Ana Ivanovic in Italy on Tuesday.

The couple, who have been together since 2014, tied the knot at the stunning Venice City Hall, departing from the venue in style as they left by boat along the Grand Canal.

The wedding comes less than a week after Germany were sent crashing out of Euro 2016 by France, while the 29-year-old Serb, Ivanovic also suffered her own sporting disappointment after she was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round.

The couple had let friends know to keep the dates from July 11 to 13 free for a celebration – one that Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber had let slip in January was to be a wedding.

Ivanovic, who crashed out of Wimbledon during her first-round encounter with Ekaterina Alexandrova on June 27, and the Germany captain had travelled 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.

The 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.

Meanwhile, Poland legend, Robert Lewandowski has sent wedding wishes to the sporting family.

Lewandowski through his twitter handle Robert Lewandowski ✔@lewy_official said: “Congratulations! Wishing you a marriage filled with love and happiness @AnaIvanovic & @BSchweinsteiger.”