Tennis star Marcus Willis engaged to girlfriend of five months Jenny Bates

Earlier this month Marcus Willis told HELLO! that an engagement was on the cards, and it looks like the Wimbledon tennis player couldn't wait any longer. Marcus has proposed to his girlfriend Jenny Bates, and took to Instagram to announce the news.

"She said Yes!!! Couldn't be happier. #onfire #engaged #willyonarampage," the groom-to-be wrote alongside a snap of himself with Jenny.

The pretty blonde, who he met during a night out in February, flashed her beautiful diamond rock at the camera as the lovebirds relaxed on a bench.


Jenny Bates and Marcus Willis met in February

Marcus, 25, became the new hero of British tennis when he realised his dream of playing at Wimbledon.

"After trying and failing to play at Wimbledon for six years in a row, I was ready to give up," Marcus told HELLO! magazine.

However Jenny convinced her boyfriend to give it one more shot, which resulted in an extraordinary run that ended with him making it to the second round of Wimbledon – becoming the lowest-ranked qualifier to reach the second round of a Grand Slam since 1988.

Marcus told HELLO! that an engagement was on the cards

Despite losing to his idol and legendary champion Roger Federer in straight sets, Marcus received a standing ovation from the audience, which included his supportive girlfriend.

"Knowing she was there, cheering me on, made all the difference," said Marcus. "With her watching me on the sidelines, I felt happy and relaxed. It was Jenny who gave me the confidence to believe in myself."

He added of their future plans: "We both want the same things in life and yes, an engagement is on the cards. As long as I have Jenny, I'm the happiest man in the world."

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