Tennis star, Maria Sharapova announces she's expecting first child with fiance Alexander Gilkes

Maria Sharapova has announced she expecting her first child with her fiance Alexander Gilkes.

The retired Russian tennis champion made the announcement on her 35th birthday in a post shared on Instagram. 

'Precious beginnings!!! Eating birthday cake for two has always been my specialty,' captioned Maria, who included a snap of herself cradling her bump on the beach. 

Tennis star, Maria Sharapova announces she

 Maria began dating Alexander, 42, in 2018. They made their major red carpet debut as a couple at the 2019 Met Gala.

The British businessman proposed to the five-time Grand Slam tennis champion in December 2020. He presented her with a dazzling £300,000 diamond engagement ring.

'I said yes from the first day we met. This was our little secret, wasn't it @gilkesa,' wrote Maria, who announced their engagement on Instagram.

Tennis star, Maria Sharapova announces she

 Taking to his own Instagram page, Alexander thanked his fiance  for 'making me a very very happy boy and saying yes' to his proposal

The art dealer continued: 'I look forward to a lifetime of loving you, and learning from you @mariasharapova'