Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

US tennis star Serena Williams has announced she is engaged to the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.

The 2016’s Wimbledon women’s singles winner, announced the engagement in a poem. The 35-year-old posted the poem on a Reddit thread for people to share their engagement stories.

In the poem she posted from her Reddit account, she said that Ohanian proposed to her. The 33-year-old entrepreneur is said to have proposed at the place they first met during a surprise trip to Rome.

Williams wrote: “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”.

In the comments of the post, Mr. Ohanian said: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet”.

The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo dressed as Mr. Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. Snoo is the site’s mascot. A female Snoo, styled after Ms. Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, was smiling above him.

Above the picture was the headline, “Future Mrs. Kn0thing”. It was a nod to the site and its community: Mr. Ohanian has long gone by the handle Kn0thing.

The couple have been dating since late 2015, but have kept their relationship quiet, except for a few Instagram posts.

Four weeks ago, Williams posted a photo of the couple at a costume party. Within minutes of the engagement announcement, comments on the photo were dominated with congratulatory messages and emojis.

A spokeswoman for Ms. Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, said that a wedding date has not been set.

TNT Sport

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