Superwoman Serena Williams is pregnant. After a day of wild speculation, it has been confirmed that she is indeed expecting her first child later this year.
The queen of tennis recently took to Snapchat to post a picture of what appeared to be a baby bump , and captioned it, “20 weeks”.
Serena Williams is pregnant!! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/u2RfhSzlcB— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 19, 2017
The pic soon sent the world into a tizzy as it meant the tennis star’s baby announcement to the world. While Williams has since then deleted the picture, speculations began that she may very well be expecting her first child with her fiancé and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.
Her rep has now confirmed the news. Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to ESPN and other media,
“I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall.”
If the 20-week timeline is accurate, then it means Serena was in fact pregnant when she won the Australian Open, which has her fans on Twitter and the world over, hailing her as the greatest athlete of all time.
Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant, which means she won the Australian Open while being pregnant and didn’t drop a single set. The GOAT.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant, which means she won the Australian Open while being pregnant—confirming that she’s a badass superhero! pic.twitter.com/BkuKAHKoAH— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant.That’s all.— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 19, 2017
So Serena cheated. Because that’s technically a doubles match.🙌🏽 https://t.co/gkyBYlcHtQ— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) 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
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. Williams has held the Number 1 spot for more than 6 years in total during her career.
You go girl!