Former tennis world number one, Serena Williams, has announced her engagement with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. The news was broken by Williams on her verified Reddit account.
“I came home A little late, Someone had a bag packed for me, And a carriage awaited, 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, This time he made it not by chance But by choice, Down on one knee He said 4 words And r/isaidyes,” Williams posted on her account.
Ohanian replied from his verified account said: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”
It did not take time for congratulatory messages to follow. The WTA Tour posted a photograph of the two with their good wishes.
Williams is an all-time legend in tennis, having remained number one for 186 consecutive weeks in the WTA rankings, a feat similar to Steffi Graf. With 71 career titles and 22 Grand Slam titles, she has dominated the women’s tour like no other player in recent years. She won the Wimbledon in 2016, her 22nd Grand Slam title and needs another two to equal Margaret Court’s 24 titles.
Apart from being one of the co-founders of Reddit, Ohanian has been an investor and an internet evangelist, who is often considered a very influential voice by the online community.