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Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

20 April, 2017, 11:08 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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(It seems she and Ohanian are now vacationing on a beach at the moment.) While reps for the couple haven't confirmed the news, fans are already in a tailspin that the 23-time Grand Slam is expecting-a few even calculated that the timing of her pregnancy means Williams won the Australian Open in January while being pregnant.

On Wednesday, Williams took to another social media platform to reveal some more good news.

Back in December, the 35-year-old tennis superstar announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian by posting a poem on Reddit.

If Williams is indeed 20 weeks into her term, that would mean she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open in January. Serena Williams has not played since, citing a knee injury.

Fans and celebrities reacted with a mixture of awe and glee to Williams' Snapchat post.

Williams claimed her first Slam - the US Open - 18 years ago. She was wearing a one-piece bathing suit with a caption reading "20 weeks".

"Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open". And while she posted the announcement on Snapchat, she deleted it shortly thereafter.

Kim Clijsters retired at 23 in 2007 and returned two years later, after the birth of her daughter, to win three Grand Slam singles titles.

Serena has made tennis the focus of her career, even though she has appeared on several TV shows (The Bernie Mac Show, ER and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and oversees a fashion line.

But now the star will have to take time off from the game, which she has rarely done since she started competing as a child.

She was sidelined for nearly 12 months after her 2010 Wimbledon victory, returning from a potentially life threatening pulmonary embolism.

She announced their impending nuptials on Reddit, and Ohanian doubled down on his Facebook page, linking to Williams' Reddit post and adding, "She said yes".

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