Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced her engagement to co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. She made the announcement on Reddit, the website that claims the label "the front page of the internet."
The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo, the site's mascot, dressed as Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. A female Snoo, styled after Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, floated above him with a smile on her face.
Above the picture was the headline, "Future Mrs. Kn0thing." It was a nod to the site and its community: Ohanian has long gone by the handle Kn0thing.
In blank verse, Williams, whose account is verified on the site, described the proposal on the "isaidyes" subreddit, which is dedicated to engagement stories.
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
Ohanian wrote in the comments: "And you made me the happiest man on the planet."
Serena Williams, 35, is one of the greatest American athletes active today, and is the highest-paid female athlete in the world. She won her first Grand Slam singles title at 17 in 1999, and this year won her 22nd. She has spent more than 300 weeks at No. 1; a recent run of 186 consecutive weeks in the top spot ended in September.