Former tennis champion Maria Sharapova is pregnant with her first child

Louise Thewys


This Tuesday, former tennis champion Maria Sharapova announced that she is expecting her first child.

Happy event for Maria Sharapova. This Tuesday, on the occasion of her 35th birthday, the former tennis player announced that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Alexander Gilkes. “Eating a birthday cake for two has always been my specialty,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram account. To accompany her words, the former world number one shared a photo of her on the beach revealing her pretty rounded belly.

Many Internet users wanted to congratulate and wish a happy birthday to the future mother, including certain personalities. “Congratulations”, wrote journalist Erin Andrews, “it makes me so happy”, commented actress Diana Madison, or even, “you will both have a magnificent child! Congratulations on the best year ahead,” exclaimed “Vinazine” co-founder Olivia June.

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The former player with five Grand Slam titles shares her life with the British businessman, Alexander Gilkes. Maria Sharapova first made her relationship official in October 2018, when the two traveled to the Costwolds. In December 2020, Alexander Gilkes took the plunge by asking for the hand of his companion.

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