First published: December 30, 2016, 9:56 AM IST | Updated: 33 mins ago
Serena Williams has won 22 grand slam singles titles, the same as German Steffi Graf. (Image: Instagram/ Serena Williams)
World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.
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“Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes,” the 35-year-old American said on the social media site on Thursday.
“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome … back to where our stars first collided.”
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The New York-born Ohanian, 33, confirmed the news on his Facebook page, writing: “She said yes”.
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Williams is the best player of her generation. She has won 22 grand slam singles titles, the same as German Steffi Graf and trailing only Australian Margaret Court (24).