Serena Williams writes a poem to break the news of her engagement with Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams is engaged to Alexis Ohanian.

American professional tennis player Serena Williams has big plans for the coming new year. Serena Williams has announced the good news of her engagement with tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.

The athlete preferred to showcase her creative side when she broke the exciting news of her marriage in form of a beautiful poem on 29 December. Serena cleverly chose Reddit to break the good news, Reddit being the chat website co-founded by her fiance in 2005.

Through the beautifully romantic and lyrical poem Serena revealed that the duo first met one another in the Italian city of love and romance and referred Rome as "the place where our stars first collided".

The poem revealed how beautifully Alexis has chosen the venue to propose to her love. The poem depicted that the 33-year-old businessman proposed the player at the same place where they had met for the first time. "At the same table we first met by chance, this time he made it not by chance, but by choice," she wrote.

She ended the poem describing the beautiful moment when Alexis bent down on his knees to propose his lady love.The poem posted by Serena reads:

I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
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
This time he made it not by chance
But by choice
Down on one knee
He said 4 words

As reported by MSN entertainment, Serena also told the America's Glamour magazine earlier this year about her plans to have have kids after marriage. She said: "I definitely want to have kids one day. That's always something I've wanted as long as I could remember. And the older I get, the more I'm like, 'I'm too young!' Hopefully I'll be able to mature one of these days, get serious, and at least have them (kids) pretty fast."