Tennis star Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears welcome birth of their first child
London: British tennis star Andy Murray has become a father for the first time after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, the BBC reported yesterday.
Murray and Sears, who are both 28, got married in the world number two’s home town of Dunblane in Scotland in April last year.
The Scot, who has won two Grand Slams in his career, reached the final of the Australian Open last month but lost to Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray with wife Kim Sears. Pic/Getty Images
He made a dash to the airport to fly home to his pregnant wife after his defeat on January 31.
‘You’re a legend, Kim’
Murray sent a message to Sears after the defeat to Djokovic, saying: “You have been a legend the last two weeks, thank you so much for all of your support. I’ll be on the next flight home.”
During the tournament in Melbourne, Murray and Sears suffered a major scare when her father Nigel, a tennis coach, collapsed courtside and was taken to hospital.
The Lawn Tennis Association, the sport’s governing body in Britain, yesterday tweeted a picture of Murray and Sears on their wedding day with the message: “Congratulations to @andy_murray & Kim Sears on the birth of their baby girl!”