It wasn’t exactly the traditional proposal the photo would suggest, but it was a very special occasion for Britain’s own Virginia Wade.
The three-time Grand Slam champion — 1968 U.S. Open, 1972 Australian Open and 1977 Wimbledon — was presented with her Hall of Fame ring at Wimbledon on Saturday.
Wade, who also won three Grand Slam doubles titles with Margaret Court, and reached three additional Grand Slam singles finals, was presented with the ring by Christopher E. Clouser (left), Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and Mark L. Stenning, Chief Executive Officer of the International Tennis hall of Fame & Museum.
Wade was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1989. The Hall of Fame began giving rings to commemorate being enshrined into the Hall in 2009 and have been going around making sure that past inductees are presented with their beautiful bauble.