Game, Set, Match: Serena Williams Is Engaged!

Serena Williams has finally met her match. The pro tennis player and one of the world’s most famous athletes recently announced her engagement to a man who prefers to spend most of his time off of the court and behind a computer screen.

Williams accepted Alexis Ohanian’s proposal after over a year of dating. Ohanian is the founder of the popular website, and Williams took to a fitting platform, the website’s proposal forum, r/isaidyes, to share her exciting announcement.

“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/r/isaidyes.”

Ohanian replied on his own account saying, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”


The proposal happened as they were vacationing together in Rome, according to a spokesperson for Ohanian. Ohanian also linked to Williams’ post in a Facebook update with the simple caption, “She said yes.”

The engagement was a bit of a surprise to some, as Williams and Ohanian tend to be fairly private about their romance, only occasionally posing for pictures together. They have been together since the fall of 2015.

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Williams has dated some much more high-profile men in the past, including the rappers Common and Drake.

Now it looks as though Serena Williams has found a doubles partner for life. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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