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Mega deal-maker David Shoemaker negotiates multimillion dollar contracts for a women's worldwide professional tennis tour. Jennifer Hsiung broadcast sports news to millions of viewers on China Central Television. It was all business when the two met working the Beijing sports scene — until it was not.

By the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the score was love-all, writes Times writer Amy Scherzer.

Scherzer kicked offer her summer wedding series, Heartbeat, with the tale of how Hsuing and Shoemaker met in China and then married in Tampa. Stunning architecture, world-class cuisine and a Matisse exhibition lured them to have the first wedding at the new Tampa Museum of Art.

Heart Beat is a summer series that features intriguing stories of love and marriage. If you have a recent story you would like to share from the Tampa area, please contact Scherzer at or (813) 226-3332.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:19am]


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