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Williams and Ohanian

By Andah John with agency report

Tennis superstar Serena Williams Thursday announced are engagement to Reddit co-owner Alexis Ohanian.

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Williams broke the news fittingly on Reddit as she travelled to New Zealand.

The 35-year-old announced their engagement while she was in the air between Los Angeles and Auckland, where she was due to play the ASB Classic next week.

And she did it in a romantic way, a way far away from her tennis way.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. To escort me to my very 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 knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”

Ohanian also had something to say. He shared Williams’s Reddit post on his Facebook page with the message: “she said yes”.

Delighted Ohanian

He also commented on her Reddit thread, writing: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet”.

Williams and Ohanian had been dating for about a year, and were relatively private about their relationship prior to this announcement.

Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time and one of the premier athletes in American history, holds 38 Grand Slam titles, including 22 won in singles. Her most recent major victory was at Wimbledon earlier this year.

Ohanian is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and in-demand speaker.

The couple are yet to announce a wedding date.