Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, at the end of previous year and, if she is already 20 weeks pregnant, was expecting during her record-breaking run at the Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Major title without dropping a set.
Williams hinted of her pregnancy on Snapchat, posting a photo of herself appearing to show off her stomach with the caption "20 weeks".
One fan wrote, "That means Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open". But now her spokeswoman Kelly Bush Novak has stepped forward to confirm that she is expecting her baby during the fall of this year.
Grand Slam singles title number 24 will have to wait for Williams, and whilst her absent to the tour will be a huge loss, it will create big opportunities for some tennis players to get their hands on the three of the last four remaining Grand Slam titles available.
Belarusian former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam victor, is also set for a return to the Tour later this year after giving birth to her son Leo in December. So far, wedding plans are being kept under wraps, so we'll just have to keep a close eye on social media for clues. However, it is to note too that Williams withdrew from the NP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California over claims of a knee injury.
"Her ability to come back is unquestioned", he told The New Daily. The image was captioned "20 weeks".
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Barry said he offered Cummins work - moving rocks - and a place to stay: a small cabin for which Barry was the caretaker. Acting US Attorney Jack Smith said that if convicted of the federal charge, he faces at least 10 years in prison.
After a hard start to 2017, Kerber has begun to regain her form and reached a first final of the year in Monterrey last time out.
This has definitely sealed her reputation as the greatest of all time - aka the GOAT - in many people's eyes.
Serena Williams has won 10 of her 23 major single titles since turning 30 and is the oldest woman to hold the No.1 spot in the WTA rankings. "A VERY special year ahead for @serenawilliams So happy for her new journey..."
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.
"We've seen some other mothers come back ... but will she have enough motivation when she sees that little one?" former world No.1 Tracy Austin said on the Tennis Channel.