Love game for Serena Williams: Tennis star is pregnant, spokesman says

  • Love game for Serena Williams: Tennis star is pregnant, spokesman says

Love game for Serena Williams: Tennis star is pregnant, spokesman says

The Grand Slam victor, 35, teased the announcement on Snapchat Wednesday morning, posting a pic that was captioned, "20 weeks".

If Williams is 20 weeks along, that implies that she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open for the 23rd time in January, she is indeed a superwoman. Perhaps she meant to post it to Reddit first.

The Australian Open final was her last competitive game, where she was victorious over her sister Venus.

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For Halloween, Williams posted a photo of herself and Ohanian dressed up in bear-themed costumes. She shared that news on social media too, flashing her massive engagement ring in a picture on Reddit. It has to be a possibility, after Williams seemed to reveal on Wednesday that she is pregnant.

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

But one of the greatest athletes in the entire world is about to take on another huge role: Serena Williams is going to be a mother.

With nearly $29 million in salary and sponsorship earnings, including from Nike Inc and PepsiCo Inc, Williams ranked as the top paid female athlete in the world previous year on a list compiled by Forbes magazine.

A congratulatory tweet from the Women's Tennis Association was also deleted.

It's been quite the wild roller coaster for Williams since she and Ohanion got engaged in December.

She went on to reveal she and Alexis were first introduced in the romantic Italian city, and called Rome "the place where our stars first collided".

"I've had people look down on me, put me down because I didn't look like them - I look stronger", she explained.

Williams is the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and still dominates the tour at an age when most players have retired.