Former world number one, Serena Williams, 35, has announced that Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, 33, has poppped the question. The couple has been dating since 2015 after meeting by chance at a table in Rome. This is probably while Williams was taking part in the Rome tennis tournament ahead of the French Open in 2015.
Williams announced the engagement on Reddit using a poem:
I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
To escort me to my own “charming”
Back to where our stars first collided
And now it was full circle
At the same table we first met by chance
But by choice
Down on one knee
He said four words
I said yes
Ohanian replied to the post by saying: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”
Williams is already in News Zealand ahead of the ASB Classic tennis tournament next week. The tournament is a warm up for the Australian Open. If she wins the Australian Open, it will bring her Grand Slam titles to 23, making her the first player to achieve that feet in the Open Era.