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Maria Sharapova with her winning trophy. File
He is the first child for the 35-year-old Russian tennis star and British businessman Alexander Gilkes, 42, who announced their engagement in December 2020.
"The most beautiful, challenging, and rewarding gift our little family could ask for," Sharapova posted on Instagram, indicating in Roman numerals that Theodore was born on July 1.
Sharapova, who had revealed in April that she was pregnant, is among only 10 women to complete the career Grand Slam by capturing all four major singles crowns at least once.
In 2004, Sharapova won her first major title at Wimbledon at age 17 and followed by capturing the 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Open crowns.
She also captured a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, losing to American Serena Williams in the final.
"It was (a) year filled with incredible joy, a near death experience, the early birth of our son and some very testing times. But the lessons are well learnt and the gratitude runs deep..."
People Magazine confirmed the celebrity birth, citing a source close to the couple who said they are at home with the baby and that "Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents."
"Both mother and daughter are doing very well," the couple's office said in a statement. "The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support.”
Taking to Instagram, the “Lagay Pyari” singer announced the good news of Friday and shared a sweet photo of the hand of the newborn.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad affirmed the high position that the emirate enjoys in organising and hosting the most important marine sports competitions in the world.
The biggest casualty of the opening day was former World No.12 Sabine Lisicky as the German went down tamely against Uzbekistan’s Nigina Abduraimova 6-3, 6-4.
The closing ceremony of WorldSkills Asia Abu Dhabi 2023, hosted by ACTVET from Nov.27 to 29, unveiled the winners of the event's second edition.
The Girls in Green, Fatima Sana and Shawal Zulfiqar, sailed the team towards victory. Fatima's 3 wickets for 18 runs guided the girls towards a crucial first win and Shawal's 41 runs off 42 balls helped Pakistan chase the 128-run target set by the Kiwis.