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Posted: Monday March 2, 2009 1:43AM; Updated: Monday March 2, 2009 1:43AM

Becker announces wedding plans on game show

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FRANKFURT (AP) -- Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has told a live television audience that he will marry his Dutch girlfriend Lilly Kerssenberg on June 12 in Switzerland.

Becker used a popular variety show late Saturday to announce his wedding plans. Both he and his girlfriend appeared on the Wetten dass... [Bet you] show.

The former tennis star acknowledged that he had "taken a wrong turn" last summer, when he announced his engagement to Sandy Meyer-Woelden, the daughter of his late former manager, that was broken off after a few weeks.

He has been forgiven by Kerssenberg and "now I don't want to let her go," Becker said.

Becker has two sons with his former wife Barbara and a daughter from a brief fling with a London-based model.

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