Amanda Coetzer, for the past decade the leading woman tennis player from South Africa, has ended her career as she prepares for a life with one of America's richest men.
Coetzer's mother, Suska, confirmed on Sunday that Amanda and Arnon Milchan, a top Hollywood film producer, had been dating for more than a year.
The couple have no immediate wedding plans, but Coetzer issued a statement last week effectively ending her career which saw her maintain a spot in the world's top 10 for several years.
The 32-year-old Coetzer met Milchan when the producer acquired the rights to broadcast women's tennis through his Regency Enterprises.
Israeli-born Milchan is, according to Forbes, worth more than R7-billion. He made a fortune turning his family's ailing fertiliser business into a success.