Serena wins at love; says ‘yes’ to Reddit founder in poem

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United States' Serena Williams hits a ball during a practice session at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.

The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website’s co-founder.

Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller, confirmed the engagement in an email to The Associated Press.

Ohanian wrote on his Facebook page, “She said yes.”

Williams, 35, has been dating Ohanian, 33, for over a year.

Her poem:

“I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited/Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own “charming”/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And I said yes.”

FILE – In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian appears onstage at the 2014 Webby Awards in New York. Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot. The tennis great announced her engagement to Ohanian on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website’s co-founder. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
United States’ Serena Williams warms up ahead of a practice session at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Williams in July won Wimbledon for the seventh time to tie Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles. In September she passed Roger Federer for most all-time Grand Slam match victories, winning her 308th in the U.S. Open.

No wedding date has been announced.

United States’ Serena Williams is escorted to a car on her arrival at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Michael Craig/New Zealand Herald via AP)
United States’ Serena Williams, center, is followed by media as she is escorted to a car on her arrival at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Michael Craig/New Zealand Herald via AP)
United States’ Serena Williams is escorted to a car on her arrival at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Michael Craig/New Zealand Herald via AP)
United States’ Serena Williams prepares for a practice session at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

 

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