Williams' engagement came as a shock to many of her fans because she's been so private about her romance with Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. Destination: Rome". She added, "To escort me to my very own 'charming.' Back to where our stars first collided.
Ohanian, along with cofounding Reddit, is the author of "Without Their Permission". And yes, the engagement was announced on Reddit.
Williams' media representative has also confirmed the engagement.
CNN confirms, via a publicist, that Ohanian proposed in Rome.
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The 35-year-old tennis star flew in from Houston, arriving with fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to compete in the ASB Classic tennis tournament next week.
They kept their relationship on the down low, but earlier this year, Ohanian posted about his "queen's" big win (her 22nd grand slam title) at Wimbledon.
In the last two seasons Williams had favoured playing the Hopman Cup as her Australian Open warm-up but before that she claimed two straight titles in Brisbane, winning the 2012 and 2013 events there. Serena Williams held the number one WTA ranking for 309 total weeks, tying Stefi Graf's 186 cumulative weeks, until her streak was broken by German's Angelique Kerber in September. Ohanian's comment below her poem?
Ms. Williams' spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, revealed that a wedding date has not been fixed yet.
A user replied to him, and to Williams: "Alexis, I think you need to get on that most romantic thing".