‘Baby Rafael Nadal Has a Doubles Partner’ – Chris Evert and Sebastian Korda Joined the Tennis World To Celebrate Maria Sharapova’s Big Reveal Featuring Toddler Son

Published 10/16/2022, 7:50 AM EDT

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After having an amazing tennis career, the former Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has seamlessly grown into her new role as a mother. Earlier this year, the tennis legend gave birth to a baby boy with fiancé Alexander Gilkes and named their son Theodore Sharapova.

The Russian tennis ace is quite active on social media and likes to share details with her huge fanbase. The 35-year-old garnered the attention of the entire tennis fraternity by sharing a glimpse of his newborn baby. Unsurprisingly, some well-known personalities reacted to the picture of the mother and son.


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Tennis fans go crazy after Maria Sharapova shares a picture of her newborn son

The former tennis ace, Sharapova, gave birth to her first child on the 1st of July. Additionally, the world’s number one frequently shares photos of her child over her social media. This time, renowned personalities like Sebastian Korda and Chris Evert commented on the picture and the tennis world can not wait to see the newborn baby’s face. The picture shared by We Are Tennis’ Twitter handle has a little peek-a-boo moment of Sharapova’s son and fans are pouring their love for the newborn.

Here are some comments of excited fans, take a look. A fan is seeing the future of tennis doubles, he wrote, “Baby Rafael Nadal has a doubles partner!” while another fan wrote, “Future tennis player”.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion, Chris Evert, admired the picture and wrote, “Awwwww.” American star, Sebastian Korda, also commented, “So adorable”.


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Notably, Gilkes and the tennis star were dating since 2018. The two got engaged after the former world number one announced her retirement from the sport.

Sharapova’s last tournament

The five-time Grand Slam champion competed in her last match as a wildcard at the 2020 Australian Open. She was defeated right away in the first round. In the first round of the competition, Donna Vekic defeated the Russian star, who then announced her retirement from tennis.


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She has won 36 WTA titles, including her five Grand Slam titles. Not only that, she also has 14 WTA 1000 titles to her name. Following her retirement, she focused on her business ventures and is now busy being a doting mother to her newborn.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas