Former world tennis star Maria Sharapova, who notably won two Roland Garros, is now a mother. The 35-year-old has unveiled a photo of her first child and dad.
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35 years old, Maria Sharapova has just given birth to her first child. The Russian tennis player, who retired from the courts two years ago, announced the good news on her Instagram account. A real star of social networks since she has more than 4 million subscribers on Instagram, she turned out to be pregnant last April. Some months later, so she just livedrevealing in passing a superb photo of the entire family.
A little boy named Theodore
By showing the sketch of her child’s face, Maria Sharapova reveals both her first name and her gender. It is therefore a question of Théodore, a freshly arrived little boy. Facing him, his two parents, the tenniswoman, but also his dad, the British businessman Alexander Gilke. The former glory of world tennis, with tired facial features, takes the opportunity to send him a tender message: “The most beautiful, empowering and rewarding gift our little family could ask for.” If her fans have been charmed since the publication of this beautiful news, it remains to be seen whether the telephone number that she had publicly revealed, and which allows her to leave a message, is still active to send her congratulations. . Be that as it may, the little family will be able to quickly settle into the superb villa they own in Los Angeles.
An exceptional career linked by doping
Retired from world tennis since 2020, Russian player Maria Sharapova has had a career crowned with glory and scandals. Winner of no less than five Grand Slam tournaments, she notably won Roland-Garros twice, once in 2012, the second in 2014. A real feat, however tarnished by a suspension for doping, keeping her away from the courts for 15 months. in 2016. She had indeed tested positive for meldonium, a doping substance, during an unexpected check on the sidelines of the Australian Open the same year. She then made her return in 2017 without being invited by the French Tennis Federation, thus depriving her of the Parisian tournament.