Today, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova and her fiancé Alexander Gilkes welcomed their first child together. Maria Sharapova announced the news on Instagram, sharing a sweet photo of her newborn.
“The most beautiful, challenging, and rewarding gift our little family could ask for.”
It is no secret that Maria Sharapova is one of the most admired tennis players in the world. She holds the record for being the former world number one tennis player. Also, She is the first Russian woman who holds the world’s number one position in the singles rankings at age of 18.
She achieved the position for the first time on 22 August 2005. She held the position for four weeks from 11 June to 8 July 2012, thus becoming the first Russian woman to hold this position five times.
On the other hand, Alexander Gilkes is the co-founder of venture studio Squared Circles. He graduated from Eton College and the University of Bristol. He also served as president and co-founder of Paddle 8 online auction house from 2011 to 2018.
The couple has been together for nearly four years and got engaged in December 2020. In April 2022, she announced she and her fiance Alexander Gilkes are expecting their first child.
We are so excited for Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes as they start this new chapter in their lives! Congratulations to the happy family!