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Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian announce pregnancy with Snapchat pic

22 April, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Iris Sanchez

Most marvelled at the idea that the 23-time Grand Slam victor was pregnant in January's Australian Open, when she won yet another title.

Little information was provided regarding the absence of Serena Williams during the spring swing as to her condition or when her return could be expected, but now things make more sense, because on Wednesday, the 23-time Grand Slam victor shared the news of her impending pregnancy.

She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Tennis legend Serena Williams, who is arguably the greatest female tennis player to have played the sport, confirmed on Wednesday that she was pregnant and was expecting her first baby this year. The image, which appeared to be taken in a mirror, was captioned "20 weeks" and later deleted.

There is recent precedent for tennis players to return to action after becoming a mother.

According to CNN, the couple had announced their engagement last December, which came as a surprise to her fans. Last month, Williams pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, citing a left knee injury. Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is still recovering from the effects of a awful assault at her home, which damaged her hand.

Williams is also within touching distance of Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors, with many expecting her to topple the Australian's record. Her spokeswoman Kelly Bush Novak said that Serena Williams intends to come back to Tennis next year and had clear intentions of doing so.

Maybe we should listen to her and just embrace our strength, our fabulousness and our beauty a bit more, as well as each other's.

A spokesperson for the tennis player has confirmed that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child.

"Physically, if she has a normal, uneventful birth, the baby is a doll and she is not nursing, she could recover back to normal in about 4 to 6 weeks", said Dr. Bruce Young, Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University Langone Medical Center. However that was later taken down only for her spokesperson to confirm the rumours later on Wednesday.

Tennis' next major tournament is the French Open, which starts May 28.

Pointing out that Court, fellow Australian great Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Belgian Kim Clijsters had returned from child birth to win grand slam titles, Williams' fans insist she can too.

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