Former tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Tuesday on Instagram that she and fiance Alexander Gilkes are expecting their first child.
"Precious beginnings!!!" she wrote. "Eating birthday cake for two has always been my specialty."
The announcement came on Sharapova's 35th birthday.
Sharapova, a former No. 1-ranked player and four-time Grand Slam singles winner, retired from the sport in 2020. She won 36 singles titles in her career and earned a cool $38.7 million in prize money.
"Tennis showed me the world—and it showed me what I was made of," she wrote at the time in an essay for Vanity Fair. "It's how I tested myself and how I measured my growth. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I'll still be pushing. I'll still be climbing. I'll still be growing."