Serena Williams Announces Engagement with Reddit Poem

Tennis professional Serena Williams.
Serena Williams at Castello Sforzesco, Milan, September 20. Williams announced her engagement on Reddit. Jacopo Raule/Getty

Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian with a poem on Reddit.

Williams, who holds an Open-era record of 22 singles Grand Slam titles with Steffi Graf, revealed the news on the Reddit subforum "isaidyes" in the form of a poem:

"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



Ohanian, 33, co-founded Reddit with Steve Huffman in 2005. He and Williams, 35, have been dating since the autumn of 2015. He confirmed the engagement himself on his Facebook page, linking to Williams' Reddit post.