As the best women’s tennis player in the history of the world, Serena Williams is basically adverse to the term “love.”

On the court, that is.

Off the court, however, Serena just embraced this term in the most romantic and perpetual sense of the word.

What we’re saying is this: SERENA WILLIAMS IS ENGAGED!

The record-breaking Grand Slam champion has accepted a proposal from Alexis Ohanian, the man who founded Reddit and who has also apparently been dating Williams for several months.

This is news to The Hollywood Gossip.

But it’s very exciting news!

In a post titled “I Said Yes” on the service Ohanian invented, Williams wrote the following poem as confirmation of the engagement:

“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.”

Williams included this creative drawing with the announcement:

Serena has previously been romantically linked to Common and to Drake.

We actually heard once that she got knocked up by Drake, but that report ended up being inaccurate.

Talk of her and Ohanian as an item heated up in October, with the above photo of the duo being snapped and shared on Instagram in November.

Wrote Alexis on Reddit, in response to Serena telling the world about the couple’s plans to wed:

“And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”

Williams holds 22 Grand Slam titles. She is one of the most dominant athletes, male or female, in the history of sports.

Ohanian, meanwhile, co-founded Reddit; is a New York native; and is the author of “Without Their Permission.”

According to E! News, he’s actually been dating Williams for over a year; the two have simply kept things on the down low.

An insider tells this site that Williams and Ohanian are “pretty opposite in many ways,” but are also very similar.

How so?

“They laugh non-stop and that really fuels their relationship,” the source explains. “They are on the same page in life and are excited to start something great with each other and build and grow a family.”

As for when they may get hitched? This same outlet says a wedding may take place in “about a year,” adding that Serena is “excited to plan that.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

We’ll let you know when Serena releases a photo of her engagement ring.

Which we’re guessing will not be small.

Source: celebweddings