Less than a week after winning his second Wimbledon championship, Novak Djokovic married his high school sweetheart, Jelena Ristic, in a private ceremony Thursday in the coastal resort of Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.
The wedding and celebration were reportedly a two-day event at the luxurious Adriatic Sea location, where staff that took part in staging the ceremony had to sign confidentiality agreements.
Djokovic and Ristic met while attending and playing tennis at a high school in Serbia that featured a sports academy. They have been a couple for eight years.
The couple is expecting their first child later this year. Djokovic spoke of the pending nuptials and the birth of their child after defeating Roger Federer in a thrilling five-set championship match at Wimbledon on Sunday.
"I would like to dedicate this to my future wife, and our future baby," Djokovic told the Centre Court crowd after winning his seventh Grand Slam tournament title. "I'm going to become a father soon, I'm still preparing for that, it's a great joy in life."
While Djokovic has risen to the No. 1 ranking in the world, Ristic has continued her education in management. She has a master's degree from prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, Itlay, and is continuing work on a doctorate.