The fiance of the ex-tennis player reacted to the post with a single smiley.
Sharapova, who retired from the sport just two years ago, in December 2020, revealed her engagement to British businessman Gilkes in December 2020.
The pair have been in a relationship since 2018, and Gilkes will often appear in Sharapova’s playbox at the end of her career.
Gilkes responded to Sharapova’s announcement with a simple-eyed emoji.
The former first racket of the world, who celebrated her 35th birthday on April 19, published a photo on social networks, from which it follows that the star is expecting a baby. “Precious beginnings!!! Eating a birthday cake for two has always been my specialty,” the five-time Grand Slam champion signed the picture.
In the picture, the star is posing on the beach, and her rounded belly (as well as the hatching chick emoji added to the post) speaks for itself. Beloved Sharapova, 41-year-old British businessman Alexander Gilkes, reacted to the post of the athlete, leaving in the comments “in love” emoji.
Recall that in December 2020, it became known about the engagement of Maria Sharapova with millionaire Alexander Gilkes, a member of the board of the New York Academy of Arts, a close friend of Prince William, co-founder of the Squared Circles venture capital fund and the online auction Paddle 8, specializing in the sale of works of fine art. According to The New York Times, the auction sold over $140 million worth of art in 2015.
35-year-old Sharapova is the only Russian tennis player to win every Grand Slam competition. She won the Roland Garros twice and won the US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open once. The athlete completed her career on February 26, 2020. She has been living in the US for 27 years, and in 2012 she founded Sugarpova, a company that produces premium sweets.