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Maria Sharapova Is Expecting Her First Child With Alexander Gilkes

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is one of the most influential tennis players in history. The tennis star announced on Instagram on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, that she and fiancé Alexander Gilkes are expecting their first child together.

When is Maria Sharapova’s baby due?

Maria Sharapova announced her pregnancy on social media on her 35th birthday. She posted an Instagram photo of herself holding her stomach while standing on the beach. The post was captioned by Maria: “Beautiful beginnings!!! My specialty has always been eating birthday cake for two.” In the photo, the expectant mother also tagged Alexander Gilkes.

Maria Sharapova baby
Maria Sharapova

Others congratulated the couple on their journey, including Alexander, who left a comment with the heart-eye emoji. “OMG! Happy birthday, Maria, and congratulations on this special occasion “TheraBody, a wellness technology company that works with Maria, wrote about it. “We are so excited to meet your bundle of joy!”

Who is Maria Sharapova?

Maria Sharapova is a former world number one tennis player from Russia. From 2001 to 2020, she competed on the WTA Tour and was ranked world No. 1 in singles for 21 weeks by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She is one of only ten women and the only Russian to complete the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in the women’s singles event at the London Olympics in 2012.

Sharapova achieved world No. 1 status for the first time on 22 August 2005, at the age of 18, becoming the first Russian woman to do so. She held the position for a fifth time for four weeks, from 11 June to 8 July 2012.

She won five major championships, including two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. In total, she won 36 titles, including the year-end championships in her debut in 2004. She also won three doubles championships. Although she competed for Russia in the WTA, she has lived in and is a permanent resident of the United States since 1994.

Maria Sharapova’s Net Worth

Maria Sharapova’s net worth is estimated to be around $180 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Maria is well-known for her numerous sponsorships and modeling opportunities, in addition to her successful decades-long tennis career. She has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as well as campaigns for Nike and Canon.