Andy Murray And Kim Sears Welcome Baby Girl
Tennis champion Andy Murray’s wife Kim Sears has given birth to their first child, a baby girl.
The couple, who got married in Murray’s hometown of Dunblane last April, announced the pregnancy last summer.
Murray played in the Australian Open last month where he spoke about how he would be on the first plane home if his wife went into labour.
The birth of their daughter comes after a momentous 12-month period for Murray, the British number one and a double grand slam winner.
On the tennis court in 2015, Murray reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon, and won his first titles on clay.
He went on to round off the year by steering Great Britain to its first Davis Cup title in almost 80 years. He was also crowned BBC Sports Personality Of The Year for a second time.
As well as making it to the Australian Open final, he watched his brother Jamie become the first Briton to win the Australian Open men’s doubles title in more than 80 years.
Murray spoke ahead of the Australian Open about the upcoming birth: “Just now it’s a big change coming. It’s very, very exciting.
“For me, my child is more important to me, and my wife is more important to me than a tennis match.”
Memorably, Murray did make it to the final and tearfully told Kim he would be on “the next flight home” after being beaten to the title by Novak Djokovic.