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Tennis Hall Of Famer Gets 2.5 Years In Prison

A general view of the U.S. Open.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Elise Mertens of Belgium serves the ball during her women's singles fourth round match against Sloane Stephens of the United States on Day Seven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

On Friday, Hall of Fame tennis player Boris Becker was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for "illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt," per ESPN.

The six-time Grand Slam champion was convicted on four charges under the Insolvency Act earlier this month. He originally faced a maximum of seven years in prison.

A London judge issued the 2.5-year sentence after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and Becker's attorney.

The retired German tennis player, 54, was founded guilty of transferring thousands of pounds after his bankruptcy in June 2017 -- moving money from his business account to other accounts, including a couple held by his ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely "Lilly" Becker.

Becker was also convicted of failing to declare property in Germany and hiding an 825,000 euro loan and shares in a tech firm.

The jury acquitted him on 20 other charges. The three-time Wimbledon champ denied all charges against him.