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November 04, 2008 04:30 PM

The ex- fiancée of Boris Becker confirms to PEOPLE that she has split from the tennis legend.

Becker earlier confirmed to the German magazine Bunte that he had broken off his engagement to Alessandra Meyer-Wölden.

Becker texted the publication’s Web site Tuesday and said, “Yes, it’s true, unfortunately.”

Becker, 40, reportedly had told his friends and family, including his ex-wife, Barbara, over the weekend. He and the 25-year-old Meyer-Wöelden – whom he’s known since she was a child – had announced their engagement in August.

A former ranked junior tennis star and graduate of University of Miami, Meyer-W lden runs a jewelry design company called Lovechild. Meyer-Wölden declined to comment – beyond confirming the split – when contacted by PEOPLE.

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