Boris Becker Released From Prison...

Former tennis player Boris Becker has been freed from a British prison and will be deported to Germany, the UK government said on Thursday.

"Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity," the UK Home Office said in a statement, while the ministerial department declined to comment directly on Becker's case.

The six-times Major winner, including three Wimbledon titles, was jailed for two years and six months by a London court in April for hiding hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets after he was declared bankrupt.