Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis will become a father for the first time next month.
The Cypriot heartthrob married WTA player Karolina Sprem in July this year and the couple are now expecting their first child next month.
Speaking to the WTA, Sprem said, "In the wedding pictures it's hard to see, but now I'm quite huge. We're waiting for a girl and the due date is next month, the 28th of October. We're planning to live in Cyprus together. It's better for Marcos - it's where he can practice, and his coach is from Cyprus as well. And after I give birth I'm hoping to maybe travel with him to his tournaments sometimes."
Sprem also does not rule out the possibility of a comeback to tennis some day in the future. "Who knows - maybe. My life feels like it has stayed the same because Marcos is playing tennis. It's like I'm living for his tennis - we have all the same things in the house, just he's the player and I'm not. I'm not practicing or training but I'm really supporting him in everything he does. The hard part for me to play again is starting from zero. It would be great to have a special ranking and wildcards so I can start playing WTAs right away, and not having to play ITFs, which is tough. But it seems like nothing in my life has happened the way I originally planned it, so who knows? And it's certainly motivation to see Serena winning Grand Slams at 30. It's quite amazing. I'll already have a title - not a Grand Slam title, but "mom"! I have the life I was always dreaming of. Sometimes Marcos and I joke about me coming back and playing again - if not singles, then maybe just doubles. Who knows?"