Tennis news 2022: Maria Sharapova gives birth to first child Theodore, Instagram

Tennis superstar and former world number one. 1 Maria Sharapova announced that she had given birth to a boy.

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has announced that she has given birth to a boy.

This week, the 35-year-old woman and her fiancé Alexander Gilks ​​welcomed their first child in the world. Sun reports.

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And she shared an adorable snap of the couple holding baby Theodore as her partner gazes lovingly at her 4.4 million Instagram followers.

The three-time Grand Slam winner captioned the post: “Theodore VII.I.MMXXII. The most beautiful, intricate and rewarding gift our little family could ever dream of.”

Now retired Russian ace I showed it on my birthday in April what she expected.

Sharapova and Gilks, 42, began dating back in 2018.

The British businessman then posed a question to the five-time Grand Slam winner in December 2020.

And he made a deal by slipping a diamond engagement ring worth A$523,000,000 on her finger.

Announcing the engagement, Sharapova wrote: “I said yes from the first day we met. It was our little secret, it wasn’t @gilkesa.”

Gilks ​​thanked Sharapova for “making me a very, very happy boy and saying yes” to his marriage proposal after she told the world about it.

He also added, “I’m looking forward to loving you all my life and learning from you @mariasharapova.”

The Russian woman announced her retirement from tennis back in February 2020.

Sharapova said: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?

“How do you leave the courts where you have been training since childhood, the game you love, which brought you unspeakable tears and unspeakable joys, a sport where you found a family along with fans who have rallied behind you for over 28 years?

“I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I say goodbye.”

Sharapova became world No. 1 in August 2005, when she was only 18 years old, and has held that position four more times in her career.

She has won five major titles – two at the French Open and one each at the Australian and US Opens and Wimbledon – for a total of 36 titles.

This article originally appeared on Sun and reproduced with permission

Originally published as Tennis star Maria Sharapova gave birth to their first child, Theodore.