Maria Sharapova pregnant for the first time
Maria Sharapova, who won all four Grand Slam tennis titles, celebrated her 35th birthday on Tuesday, but that day she also announced that she is pregnant for the first time with her fiancé Alexander Gilkes.
The former tennis star posted a photo on Instagram where she shows her slightly grown belly while on the beach.
"Precious beginnings", she wrote in the caption of the photo. "Eating a birthday cake for two has always been my specialty."
Sharapova, who retired from the sport just two years ago, announced her engagement to British businessman Gilkes in December 2020.
The former world number 1 was one of the most famous tennis players in the world during her career.
Her last appearance came at the Australian Open 2020, where she was eliminated in the first round by Donna Veki?.
Sharapova amassed more than $ 38 million in awards in her career, according to the WTA website.