October 10, 1997 12:00 AM

Boris Becker’s wife Barbara claims the German tennis star abandoned her and their two children last month, and she is suing for alimony and child support but not a divorce, according to court papers filed in Miami Dec. 8. (Florida law apparently allows spouses to seek spousal and child support without filing for divorce.) The Associated Press reports that Barbara Becker claims that the three-time Wimbledon champ left the family two weeks before the couple’s seventh wedding anniversary. She reportedly is seeking custody of the children and exclusive use of the couple’s $3.1 million Miami Beach condo.

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