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Serena Williams announces engagement to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams and American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian are engaged.

Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit, a social news aggregation website.

The 22-Grand Slam winner, currently the second in Women Tennis Association rankings, announced the news to her fans on Reddit in form of a poem.

She wrote: “I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited.”

Ohanian, 33, commented on Williams’ poem, writing: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”

Ohanian is said to have proposed to the tennis great during their surprise vacation in Rome.

The two lovebirds, who first met during a lunch, are rumoured to have been romantically engaged since 2015, but have shielded their engagement from the spotlight, only occasionally sharing their photos on Facebook.

Williams, 35, is in New Zealand for the first tournament of the season starting next week, where she hopes to become the first player in the Open Era to win 23 Grand Slams.