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Love, set, match: Tweeps on Serena Williams' engagement

Serena Williams is engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.

A screengrab of the picture Serena Williams used to illustrate her poem on a Reddit thread.

CAPE TOWN - World number two tennis player Serena Williams announced her engagement in a poem on a Reddit thread to Alexis Ohanian.

In the poem Williams reveals how the co-founder of Reddit proposed: “I came home/ A little late/ Someone had a bag packed for me/ And a carriage waited. 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/ But by choice/ Down on knee/ He said 4 words/ And I said yes.”

Ohanian shared Williams’s post on his Facebook page with the message: “she said yes”.

(She said yes.) She asked me to draw her something for "the future Mrs. Kn0thing" because she had a Reddit post to make. Keeper.

Posted by Alexis Ohanian Sr. on Thursday, 29 December 2016

Judging by the reaction of tweeps, not everyone around the world has welcomed the news with joy.