Andy Murray’s wife Kim Sears has given birth to a baby girl. The tennis star reportedly became a dad for the first time on Sunday, a little over a week after the Wimbledon winner dashed home from the Australian Open final.

Andy Murray and Kim SearsThe newly wed couple have become parents for the first time

Murray ended Britain’s 77-year-long wait to claim the Wimbledon title in 2013 but sadly lost his fifth defeat in a tournament final when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open.

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However, the sporting ace had other things on his mind at the championship with the imminent birth of his first child and gave a tearful thank you speech to Kim after the final – praising her support.

He said: "To my wife Kim. She’s going to be watching back home just now. You’ve been a legend the last two weeks.

"Thanks for all your support and I’ll be on the next flight home."

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He arrived back in London as soon as the competition was over and was all smiles as he touched down at the airport.

The couple have received congratulations from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who said she was "wishing them every happiness".

Murray married long-term girlfriend Kim in Dunblane in April last year.

The pair have yet to reveal the name of the baby girl.