Kirilenko has first child

by: Matt Cronin | July 25, 2015

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The 28-year-old made the announcement on Twitter. (AP Photo)

Former world No. 10 Maria Kirilenko has announced that she has a new baby with her husband, Alexei Stepanov. The two married in January this year. Kirilenko, who has not played since last September, made the announcement on Twitter. 

The 28-year-old has yet to decide whether she will come back. Her father, Yuri, has coached her for most of her career, during which she has won six singles and 12 doubles titles.

She has reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals, upsetting Maria Sharapova in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open. 

Kirilenko once fell 6-2, 6-7 (15), 6-3 against Sam Stosur in the fourth round of the 2011 US Open after having five match points. At the time it was the longest-ever tiebreak in a Grand Slam women's singles match. Stosur ended up winning the tournament.

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