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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announces she is pregnant


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Tennis star Maria Sharapova has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

The five-time Grand Slam tennis champion made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram.

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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announces she is pregnant

“Precious beginnings!!!,” Sharapova wrote. “Eating a birthday cake for two has always been my specialty.”

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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announces she is pregnant

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Lee ​​Jin-man, File)

Sharapova, who retired from tennis in February 2020, announced the news on her 35th birthday.

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She announced her engagement to Alexander Gilkes in December 2020.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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