Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tennis star Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears welcome their second child

Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London
Andy Murray and his wife Kim arriving at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2016, at the Guildhall, London
Great Britain's Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears before the start of his first round match against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Andy and Kim on their wedding day
Kim Sears, wife of Britain's Andy Murray, reacts after he won against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017
Newlyweds Andy Murray and Kim Sears have welcomed a baby girl.
Andy Murray with his wife Kim Sears.
Kim Sears, wife of Britain's Andy Murray, looks on next to his coach Ivan Lendl, during his Men's singles fourth round match against Germany's Mischa Zverev. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Andy Murray's wife Kim before the start of the mens singles final
Kim Sears

Hilary Duncanson

The wife of tennis star Sir Andy Murray has given birth to their second daughter.

Sir Andy and his wife Kim, who married in 2015, already have a young daughter, Sophia, who was born in February last year.

Kim Sears, wife of Britain's Andy Murray, reacts after he won against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017
Kim Sears, wife of Britain's Andy Murray, reacts after he won against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017

Their second girl is understood to have been born in England a few days ago.

Sir Andy's grandmother Shirley Erskine said: "All the family is delighted."

News of the new arrival came less than a day after Sir Andy welcomed tennis great Roger Federer to Scotland for the first time to compete in his annual charity event.

Sir Andy and his wife confirmed in July, shortly before the start of Wimbledon, that they were expecting another child.

Andy and Kim on their wedding day
Andy and Kim on their wedding day

Both Kim and the new baby are believed to be doing well.

Mrs Erskine, of Dunblane, said it was "lovely news" about the new arrival.

She told Press Association Scotland: "I'm delighted of course - another little great-granddaughter and hopefully another little playmate for big sister Sophia.

"It's nice to get some good news.

Andy Murray with his wife Kim Sears.
Andy Murray with his wife Kim Sears.

"We were told that everything is well."

Around 11,000 fans packed into Glasgow's SSE Hydro venue for the Andy Murray Live exhibition match on Tuesday.

The Scot, who has not played since July due to a hip injury, was determined to perform in front of a home crowd.

He looked to be moving well enough during his match with Federer, which the Swiss won on a tie-break after both men won a set 6-3.

Sir Andy said afterwards: "It went better than I expected. I was just really happy to be out here and it went pretty well.

"There are things I want to do better but, for a first match in four or five months, it went great.

"I felt pretty good, not perfect yet, but I'm going in the right direction."

Press Association

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