Tennis star Maria Sharapova gave birth to her first child

Alisa Barladyan
12 Jul 2022
18:05

Popular Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova gave birth to a child. And although there was no official announcement, subscribers noticed a change in her social media status. In the "About Me" column, Maria wrote "Mama" and added a teddy bear emoji.

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova

In April 2022, we wrote about the pregnancy of the tennis player. She announced the joyous event on her 35th birthday by posting a picture on the beach with a rounded belly. Later on her account, Sharapova wrote the following: "Precious beginnings. Eating birthday cake for two has always been my speciality."

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

It's unknown yet. Maria herself has not yet announced the birth of the baby, but fans have already started actively congratulating her and her husband on the birth of their firstborn. "Health to you and the baby"; "When will you reveal the sex of the firstborn?"; "When will you introduce us to the baby?" - wrote the tennis player's followers from all over the world.

Screenshot from Sharapova's social media
Screenshot from Sharapova's social media
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The father of the child is British businessman Alexander Gilkes. The couple's engagement became known in December 2020. Sharapova's husband is a board member of the New York Academy of Art, co-founder of venture capital fund Squared Circles and online auction Paddle 8, which specializes in the sale of fine arts. He is also a close friend of Prince William.

Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes
Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes

Maria Sharapova is the only Russian tennis player to have won every Grand Slam tournament. She has won twice at Roland-Garros and as well as US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open. The tennis player ended her career in February 2020, but before that she had built a real business empire. In 2012, for example, she founded Sugarpova, a gum, candy and marmalade company.

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Congratulations to Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes on giving birth to their first child! We can't wait to hear more details about the baby - and we will tell you about it right away!

Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes
Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes
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