Maria Sharapova welcomes son Theodore
Theodore is the first child of the 35-year-old Russian tennis star and British businessman Alexander Gilkes, 42, who announced their engagement in December 2020
New York: Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, announced on Friday she has given birth to a baby boy named Theodore.
He is the first child for the 35-year-old Russian tennis star and British businessman Alexander Gilkes, 42, who announced their engagement in December 2020.
"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 1 July.
Sharapova, who had revealed in April that she was pregnant, is among only 10 women to complete the career Grand Slam by capturing all four major singles crowns at least once.
In 2004, Sharapova won her first major title at Wimbledon at age 17 and followed by capturing the 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Open crowns.
She also captured a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, losing to American Serena Williams in the final.
Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
French Open 2018: Serena Williams criticizes Maria Sharapova's autobiography ahead of much-anticipated showdown
While Sharapova's quarter-final defeat by Williams at the 2016 Australian Open ended up being the last competitive match the Russian would play for 15 months, her American rival was on a maternity break for most of 2017.
French Open 2018: Maria Sharapova says she 'loves the challenge' of Grand Slam after surviving scare in 1st round
Two-time champion Maria Sharapova said she "loves the challenge" of playing Grand Slam tennis, after surviving a serious scare to claim a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova handed wild card, set to play first Grand Slam since doping suspension
Sharapova had withdrawn from US Open warm-up tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati the past two weeks after suffering a left forearm injury at Stanford.