Tennis ace Serena Williams has been spotted stepping out with her new fiancé Alexis Ohanian just days after they suprised the world by announcing their engagement. Wimbledon champion Serena, 35, and Reddit co-founder Alexis got engaged over the festive season.

Now, they have been seen welcoming in the New Year in Auckland, New Zealand. The tennis superstar was wearing a pair of tiny shorts, which showed off her muscled legs, along with a long grey coat and, of course, her new diamond ring, as she and her beau got on a helicopter for a romantic trip to Waiheke island.

The US star teamed her outfit with a pair of bright white heeled trainers, and left her hair loose around her shoulders. She was clutching her mobile phone in her hand, perhaps responding to messages from wellwishers.

New ring

Eagle-eyed fans spotted that Serena was wearing a new gold ring when she posted images on Snapchat. She was seen wearing the new ring while getting in a training session at a club in New Zealand. While the ring was on her right hand at that point, she then switched it onto her wedding finger, leading to speculation that it was her engagement ring.

Serena is usually very private about her personal life. However, she revealed in a sweet poem that her love of nearly two years had asked her to be his wife after her taking her to Rome on a surprise break.

She wrote: “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 / And I said yes.” Loved up Alexis then shared her musings on his own Facebook account, before adding on his own Reddit platform: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”