Saturday 24 June 2017

Tennis ace Serena Williams to marry Reddit co-founder boyfriend

Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian (AP/Seth Wenig)
Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian (AP/Seth Wenig)

Tennis great Serena Williams is preparing for the love match of her life after announcing her engagement to boyfriend Alexis Ohanian - in a poem.

Williams, 35, who has been dating Mr Ohanian for over a year, posted a poem on Reddit saying she accepted the social news website co-founder's proposal. Ohanian then wrote on his Facebook page: "She said yes."

Her poem read:

"I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited/Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own "charming"/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And I said yes."

Williams won Wimbledon for the seventh time in July to equal Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles and in September she eclipsed Roger Federer for the most all-time Grand Slam match victories, winning her 308th in the US Open.

No wedding date has been announced.

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