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Serena Williams announces engagement

Tennis great Serena Williams will soon be heading to the altar as she announced her long awaited engagement to a man of her dream.

She is getting hooked to Reddit co-owner Alexis Ohanian.

The tennis star broke the news fittingly on Reddit as she travelled to New Zealand.

Williams announced their engagement while she was in the air between Los Angeles and Auckland, where she was due to play the ASB Classic next week.

Williams made the announcement in a poem.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. 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. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”

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.

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.

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    I’m really happy for you dear..congratulations


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    I hope its real #CONGRATULATION MY #DEARSERENA


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    Long over due! The love of money and fame almost make her forsake her life.


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    But the man is far older than her. But God in his mercy will help her


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      She is actually older. While Serena is 35, Alexis is 33 years old


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    Haba, na today? She for just forget am abeg; its long overdue.


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    finally after all nasty life.


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    Hmmmm….na now day break bah anyways hope linda ikeji is seein dis make she dey dey look 4 500million naira man


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    D appointed time has come grab it with two hands as age is not a barrier to marriage if both consented to it,congrats


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    I have to sue dis guy, is it bcos he has money? He snatched my long time girlfriend, had l know i could have put ring in her hand when she was begging me to marry two years ago, i want to use dis time to tell guys dat when a girl is dying for u pls dont take her for granted


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    Aaaah serena u have dup me, with all the yam i always bring to ur house every week, just for me to marry u, now u have repay me back with engagement, :D:D, lol. I AM HAPPY FOR U OOOOOOO, CUS U NO ENTER MENOPAUSE B4 ENGAGEMENT.


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    How will ur engagement put food on my table? Who cares?


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    Serena wiliams is an idiot,,she said that she hates black men,,,,and she is a black woman,,,I hate that bitch,,,,she’s an animal,,,,


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    be carefl so dat ur marriage doesnt crash.


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