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Russia’s former world no.1 Tennis player Maria Sharapova blessed & fiance Alexander Gilkes welcomes their first child

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Former world number one tennis star Maria Sharapova of Russia has become a mother. She announced the birth of her son with fiancé Alexander Gilkes. It is known that recently she shared photos with her baby bump and announced that she is going to be a mother. Meanwhile, she recently announced that she has become a mother. Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova has revealed the name of her newborn baby in a post.

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She shared photos of her new born child with her husband on social media. She also announced the name of her son. She said that they have named their darling son Theodore. The couple got engaged in 2020 after dating for two years.

“The most beautiful, challenging, and rewarding gift our little family could ask for,” Sharapova posted Friday on Instagram, indicating in Roman numerals that Theodore was born on July 1.

She announced her pregnancy on April 19, on her 35th birthday. She announced that another member of the family is coming soon. Netizens are showering comments on her post. Best wishes to the Sharapova couple.

Meanwhile, after playing the Australian Open in February 2020, tennis said goodbye to the world. Fans were deeply disappointed by her retirement. Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17. Also completed a career Slam win at the French Open in 2012.

After 2012, she also won the French Open in 2014. She went on to win the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008. In 2016, Sharapova was banned for 15 months for doping. Back in April 2017.

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