Kiki Bertens announces birth of her first child

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Former world No.4 Kiki Bertens and her husband Remko de Rijke welcomed their first child, a son named Mats.

Just as we learned about Nicole Gibbs’ baby birth, Bertens boosted the WTA spring 2022 baby boom by bringing a boy to this world on April 3.


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The retired Dutch tennis player let us know that she was pregnant in October 2021, three months after playing the last tennis matches of her career.


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A week before giving birth, Bertens posed in the arms of her husband and showed her pregnancy belly to her Instagram followers, saying in the photo caption: “Six years just the two of us, but not for long any more.”

Shelby Rogers, Anett Kontaveit, Daria Saville, Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea, Sabile Lisicki, Carla Suarez Navarro, Marion Bartoli, and other WTA players congratulated Bertens on social media.

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