After recently announcing her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, Reddit's co-founder, Williams announced the news of her "20 weeks" pregnancy on Snapchat, posting a photograph of her and her baby bump in a yellow swimsuit.
But the news was out, and her spokeswoman, Kelly Bush Novak, soon afterwards confirmed to Associated Press and Reuters that Williams is indeed expecting a baby in the autumn.
Serena Williams has been championing the world tennis from 2002 and six years in total duration of her career. Most notably, the American's former rival, Kim Clijsters went on to win three Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011 after giving birth to her daughter Jada in 2008. It also confirms that if she is really 20 weeks along RN, she won the latest Australian Open while about two months pregnant. In this age of 35 years most of the tennis players are retired but Serena Williams still dominates the world ranking.
In a unusual oddity in the rankings Williams will climb back to the world number one spot on Monday, despite three months of inactivity.
Tennis' U.S. governing body, the United States Tennis Association, wrote on Facebook, "Join us in congratulating the GOAT and her fiance Alexis Ohanian on this incredible news!" referring to Williams with the acronym for "Greatest of All Time". "@SerenaWilliams and @AlexisOhanian are expecting a baby this fall".
Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant, which means she won the Australian Open while being pregnant and didn't drop a single set.
If Williams is pregnant, she's also managed to remain remarkably active.
Serena Williams appeared to inadvertently reveal on social media on Wednesday that she is pregnant. And I, along with all other tennis fans who marvel at her dominance and appreciate her charisma, would love to see her back on the court. She has not competed since, citing a knee injury when withdrawing from tournaments at Indian Wells, California, and Key Biscayne, Florida. Only one woman has won more: Margaret Smith Court, who claimed some of her 24 titles during the amateur era.
She is often regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time.