Serena Williams is pregnant with her first baby. The tennis star, 35, made the announcement on Wednesday by showing off her pregnant belly on Snapchat. The athlete is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33.
Williams wore a yellow swimsuit and revealed she is 20 weeks along. The timing means she would have been around eight weeks pregnant when she won her record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January – where she beat her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in 82 minutes. The victory during her first trimester returned her to world number 1 and she also became the oldest Grand Slam winner in the open era.
Serena’s rep Kelly Bush Novak confirmed the news, writing in a statement: ‘I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall.’ ‘The GOAT herself @serenawilliams took to Snapchat to announce she’s 20 weeks pregnant! Congratulations Serena!’ the US Tennis Association, organizers of the US Open, tweeted.
— USTA (@usta) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in.
— 23RENA (@noelleharmony) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australia Open in Jan. but I cant even get out of bed when I’m on my period. Sis is superwoman
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 19, 2017
Can’t wait for 53-year old Serena and her kid to win the 2034 Wimbledon doubles title (mixed doubles if its a boy)
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) April 19, 2017
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 28, 2017