Thursday 21 September 2017

Tennis star Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears welcome baby girl

Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears have welcomed a baby girl. Photo: 2012 Rex Features.
Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears have welcomed a baby girl. Photo: 2012 Rex Features.
Kim Sears, the fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, cheers him on
Kim wears an eye-catching yellow dress by Ted Baker, paired with brown wedges and a denim jacket at a tennis match.
Kim Sears after her wedding to British tennis number one Andy Murray at Dunblane Cathedral. Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Andy Murray and his bride Kim Sears leave the church. Photo: Russell Cheyne
Tennis star Andy Murray with his then fiancee Kim Sears (John Stillwell/PA Wire)
Kim Sears, fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, applauds before his mens singles final against Novak Djokovic, wearing a 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' slogan top, in response to the swearing controversy at the previous match
Kim Sears' coat is perfect for a burst of colour in winter. LOVE the boots.

Tennis star Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a girl.

The birth of their first child comes after a momentous 12-month period for Murray, the British number one and a double grand slam winner.

Newlyweds Andy Murray and Kim Sears have welcomed a baby girl.
Newlyweds Andy Murray and Kim Sears have welcomed a baby girl.

The long-term couple, who live in Surrey and are both 28, married in Murray's home town of Dunblane in April last year, cheered on by a large crowd of well-wishers.

Kim's pregnancy was confirmed publicly in August after they had told family and friends the news, following the 12-week scan.

Kim Sears, the fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, cheers him on
Kim Sears, the fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, cheers him on

On the tennis court in 2015, Murray reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon, and won his first titles on clay.

He went on to round off the year by steering Great Britain to a first Davis Cup title in almost 80 years. He was also crowned BBC Sports Personality Of The Year for a second time.

Kim Sears after her wedding to British tennis number one Andy Murray at Dunblane Cathedral. Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Kim Sears after her wedding to British tennis number one Andy Murray at Dunblane Cathedral. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

As well as making it to the Australian Open final at the start of this year, he watched his brother Jamie become the first Briton to win the Australian Open men's doubles title in more than 80 years.

Murray spoke ahead of the Australian Open about the upcoming birth.

Andy Murray and his bride Kim Sears leave the church. Photo: Russell Cheyne
Andy Murray and his bride Kim Sears leave the church. Photo: Russell Cheyne

"Just now it's a big change coming. It's very, very exciting," he said.

The Scot made it clear in January that he would have cut short his first grand slam of the year and flown home if the baby had arrived earlier than expected.

Tennis star Andy Murray with his then fiancee Kim Sears (John Stillwell/PA Wire)
Tennis star Andy Murray with his then fiancee Kim Sears (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Confirming he would even have quit the tournament with one match left to play, he added: "For me, my child is more important to me, and my wife is more important to me than a tennis match.''

Memorably, Murray did make it to the final and tearfully told Kim he would be on "the next flight home" after being beaten to the title by Novak Djokovic.

Kim Sears, fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, applauds before his mens singles final against Novak Djokovic, wearing a 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' slogan top, in response to the swearing controversy at the previous match
Kim Sears, fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain, applauds before his mens singles final against Novak Djokovic, wearing a 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' slogan top, in response to the swearing controversy at the previous match

Murray's father-in-law Nigel Sears had been rushed to hospital during the tournament after collapsing at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne while he watched Ana Ivanovic, whom he coaches. The 58-year-old was later cleared to fly back to the UK and Murray said previously he would have pulled out of the tournament if there had been any doubts about his father-in-law's health.

Speaking to the crowd after the defeat, Murray gave a message to Kim, who was "watching back home".

Kim wears an eye-catching yellow dress by Ted Baker, paired with brown wedges and a denim jacket at a tennis match.
Kim wears an eye-catching yellow dress by Ted Baker, paired with brown wedges and a denim jacket at a tennis match.

He said: "You have been a legend the last two weeks, thank you so much for all of your support. I'll be on the next flight home."

Kim Sears' coat is perfect for a burst of colour in winter. LOVE the boots.
Kim Sears' coat is perfect for a burst of colour in winter. LOVE the boots.

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