Andy Murray shells out £200,000 on Kim Sears engagement ring

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He may not have had the best of years on-court, but it doesn't look like Andy Murray's bank balance has taken a hit. According to The Express, his fiancee Kim Sears is wearing an engagement ring worth around £200,000.

Sears was spotted by photographers grabbing some coffees as she made one of her first public appearances since becoming a bride-to-be.  

Murray finally popped the question to his long-term girlfriend last month after around nine years of dating. Rumours had been rife over the last few years that a wedding might be on the cards for the couple.


Andy's mother, Judy Murray, who recently appeared unsuccessfully on BBC dancing show 'Strictly Come Dancing' revealed last week that the ceremony is due to take place in October.

That means there will be many more months of Sears flashing her dazzling ring; Murray might need to buck-up his ideas on-court to make sure he can continue to afford such luxuries, however.

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Having won the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon a year later - two results which would have won him over £3 million - things have been less successful in 2014. He failed to win any Grand Slams, or even get into the final of one, and his world ranking has taken a hit accordingly. The former world number three is struggling for a place inside the top ten.

The 27-year-old will target a much improved 2015, a year which will finish with Murray being a married man - hopefully. He isn't the only top tennis star looking to settle down either. Novak Djokovic got married to his long-term girlfriend in the summer just gone and the couple also celebrated the birth of their first child soon after. 


If it isn't the effect of marrying Sears which makes him better, then perhaps it will be the shake-up of his coaching team that will be of most help.

Murray made a big decision last month when he elected to keep Amelie Mauresmo as his head coach, at the expense of assistant Dani Vallerdu - who has since joined Tomas Berdych - and trainer Jez Green, despite a string of poor performances - culminating in a disastrous ATP World Tour Finals campaign. 

The Murray and Mauresmo partnership will be tested again when the 2015 season kicks off after Christmas, namely the Australian Open in January. As well as dealing with the likes of Djokovic and Roger Federer, both of whom inflicted heavy defeats on the Briton towards the end of the season, Rafael Nadal is expecting to return from injury.

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