Federer and Mirka set to become parents


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:34

World No.2 Swiss star Roger Federer and long-term partner Mirka Vavrinec are expecting their first child this summer.

The 27-year old told his website, I have some really awesome news to share with all of you.

Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer! Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family.

Roger and Mirka got together when they were both competing at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Mirka reached a career-high Sony Ericsson WTA ranking of No.76 in 2001.

This is a dream come true for us, said the 13-time Grand Slam champion. We love children and we are looking forward to being parents for the first time. Mirka is feeling great and everything is going well.

Roger is competing at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week.


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