It’s hard to believe Maria Sharapova retired over two years ago: The former world No. 1 quietly left the sport after a first-round loss to Donna Vekic at the 2020 Australian Open.
Recently, the five-time major champion broke her silence regarding some other big news. On her 35th birthday—April 19—Sharapova shared an Instagram photo of her soaking up the sun, rubbing a noticeable baby bump.
“Eating birthday cake for two has always been my specialty,” she joked.
The WTA offered congratulations, as did a number of celebrities and public figures.
Thirteen years after 19-year-old Sharapova won the 2006 US Open, another teenager claimed that tournament’s title: Bianca Andreescu famously defeated Serena Williams in the 2019 final.
The now 21-year-old Andreescu returned to the tour Tuesday, following a six month absence to address her health. She earned a straight sets victory against Jule Niemeier at the clay-court Stuttgart Open (also known as the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix).
Words alone couldn’t express Andreescu’s excitement. Instead, the Canadian—who reached a personal best world No. 4 in October 2019—shared a photo of herself mid-match, punctuated by a collection of largely purple emojis.