03/12/2009 AT 3:55 PM ET
There’s going to be another kind of racket around Roger Federer’s house.
The Swiss tennis star, 27, announced on his Web site that he and his longtime girlfriend are expecting their first child. Federer, who has won 13 Grand Slam singles titles, has been with former Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player Miroslava “Mirka” Vavrinec since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where they met while representing Switzerland.
“Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer!” Federer writes on his blog. “Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family together. This is a dream come true for us. We love children and we are looking forward to being parents for the first time. Mirka is feeling great and everything is going well.”
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