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Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

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Published : Dec 30, 2016, 9:56 am IST
Updated : Dec 30, 2016, 10:57 am IST

The New York-born Ohanian, 33, confirmed the news on his Facebook page.

Serena Williams announced her engagement with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian with a poem. (Photo: Serena Williams / Instagram)
 Serena Williams announced her engagement with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian with a poem. (Photo: Serena Williams / Instagram)

New York: World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.

"Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes," the 35-year-old American said on the social media site on Thursday.

"I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome ... back to where our stars first collided."

The New York-born Ohanian, 33, confirmed the news on his Facebook page, writing: "She said yes".

Alexis Ohanian said he was the happiest man on the planet. (Photo: Alexis Ohanian / Facebook)Alexis Ohanian said he was the happiest man on the planet. (Photo: Alexis Ohanian / Facebook)

Williams is the best player of her generation. She has won 22 grand slam singles titles, the same as German Steffi Graf and trailing only Australian Margaret Court (24).

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