Roger Federer announced today on his website, rogerfederer.com, that he and longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec will be expecting their first child together in the coming months.
“Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer!” Federer wrote on his website. “Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family together. This is a dream come true for us.”
The couple has been dating since meeting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The 30-year-old Vavrinec competed on the WTA tour briefly before a foot injury sidelined her career.
Federer, 27, is the No. 2 seed this week at the Tennis Masters Indian Wells which got underway earlier Thursday. Federer drew a bye in the first round and is expected to play on Saturday the winner of the Simone Bolleli v. Marq Gicquel match scheduled for later today.
Rafael Nadal is the top seed. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick are also playing in Indian Wells this week.
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