Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Tennis star Serena Williams hints she is pregnant in Snapchat selfie

Tennis star Serena Williams hints she is pregnant in Snapchat selfie

The American first posted a photo of herself in a yellow one-piece bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks".

Celebrities and fans had reacted with a mixture of awe and glee to Williams' Snapchat post prior to the confirmation of her pregnancy.

"I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall", the statement read.

In January, Williams beat her sister Venus in the Australian Open final to win a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam.

Williams, who got engaged to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian late past year, has nothing left to prove on the court, and considering she's older than both Clijsters and Azarenka were when they took their respective breaks from tennis, no one would blame her if she chose to leave tennis for good.

Relatively recent Grand Slam winners such as Li Na and Marion Bartoli retired, while Garbine Muguruza has not followed up on her French Open title of 2016.

The professional women's tour, the Women's Tennis Association, initially congratulated Williams on Twitter before deleting its post.

Serena Williams shocked literally everyone when she debuted her adorable baby bump!

After posting the photo on Snapchat, Serena Williams quickly deleted it prompting speculations that she was just trolling us. No leading singles player has returned from pregnancy at Williams' age.

Reps for Williams did not immediately return a request for comment.

In early March, the 23-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from Indian Wells and the Miami Open, citing a left knee injury.

In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, Williams alluded to Sharapova's "boring" expressions of happiness in her new relationship with a man she described as having a "black heart".

The sporting icon announced she and Ohanian were to tie the knot after just over a year of dating with a poem posted on her verified Reddit account. Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, is now out of action and missed most of 2016 season.

"I'm elated for her; I've seen her with our son, and she will be a great mother", said Andy Roddick, a former men's world No. 1 who is a good friend of Williams and has known her since childhood.

Sister Venus, 36, has won seven grand slam singles titles.

Like this: