It’s game, set and engagement for tennis hall of famer Monica Seles and former gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano.
Golisano, 72, announced he and 40-year-old Seles were getting married during an appearance at an upstate high school Thursday, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. the couple have been dating since 2009.
Calls to Golisano’s office and charity foundation were not immediately returned.
The billionaire Golisano, founder of the Paychex payroll processing company, ran for governor on the Independence Party line in 1994, 1998 and 2002. He never got more than 14% of the vote.
Golisano, a native of the Rochester area, announced in 2009 that he was moving to Florida to escape New York’s high tax burden.
Seles also lives in Florida. Earlier this year she announced she was putting her 5,800-square-foot Sarasota home on the market because she wanted to downsize.
Winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, Seles retired from professional tennis in 2008.
She spent two years away from the game after she was stabbed during a 1993 match in Hamburg, Germany, by a deranged fan of tennis rival Steffi Graf.