Who Is Kiki Bertens’ Husband Remko De Rijke?

Published 12/30/2019, 11:03 AM EST


Kiki Bertens‘ husband Remko De Rijke plays a very important role in the Dutch star’s career. No, we’re not just talking about the love and emotional support. Remko is actually her physiotherapist and makes sure that she is fit enough to demolish her opponents.

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Not just that, Remko also plays the role of her fitness coach and her sparring partner.

Needless to say, Remko is an indispensable part of camp Bertens. However, what do we know about their relationship and how did Remko become Kiki Bertens’ husband?

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When Did Remko Propose To Kiki Bertens?

 

2018 was a great year for Kiki Bertens as she made it the Wimbledon quarterfinals and finished the year on No 9 in the WTA rankings. To cap it off, Bertens got engaged to the love of her life. Remko proposed to Kiki in Bali, Indonesia. An overwhelmed Kiki Bertens posted this via her Instagram account:

The caption perfectly captures her feelings as she shows off her small ring that carries big emotions.

When Did Remko De Rijke Marry Kiki Bertens?

Kiki Bertens and Remko De Rijke finally tied the knot on November 30th, 2019. The Dutch player again took to Instagram to ventilate her feelings for her husband. She captioned the post as “What a day”. Her fellow players also congratulated Kiki on the momentous occasion.

Her doubles partner Julia Georges described the day as “unbelievable” and thanked Kiki for allowing her to be a part of her special day. Doubles player Kristina Mladonevic also wished the couple well.

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How Was Kiki Bertens’ 2019 Season?

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Kiki Bertens finished 2019 as world number 9. However, the Dutch had broken into the top five in the middle of the year.  She won two titles at St Petersburg and Madrid. Despite being an early favourite to win the French Open, she had to retire in the second match due to an illness.

Bertens will be hoping that 2020 is hassle-free for her is she wants to be more consistent in the knockouts.

Do you think Kiki Bertens can break into the top 5 in 2020?

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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