Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is proud of his relationship with his illegitimate daughter ANNA - who was famously conceived in a restaurant broom cupboard during a fling with Russian model ANGELA ERMAKOWA.

Becker originally denied Anna was his child but after three paternity tests he eventually vowed to support his youngest daughter.

He says, "I was careless, stupid and irresponsible the night my daughter Anna was conceived, but I've stopped feeling guilty. I've faced up to what I did and made my priority becoming closer to Anna.

"By making time to be with her, I think that we have made great strides. I have a very healthy relationship with Anna now, and also with her mother."

27/06/2005 05:30