Williams vows to return in 2018 after pregnancy

If the snap was an announcement of firsts, Williams is expecting her first child with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, whom she got engaged to late past year.

However, around six hours later, Williams' spokesperson Kate Bush Novak confirmed the exciting news, that everyone was waiting to here.

Later Serena Williams's representative confirmed the newsof her being pregnant and expecting her baby in fall 2017 that apparently means that she was 8weeks pregnant when she was playing the 23 time Grand Slam, her pregnancy was lucky for her.

Williams claimed her first Slam - the US Open - 18 years ago.

Court, the woman she's chasing in terms of Grand Slam titles, also won her final three titles in 1973 after giving birth to her son Danny a year earlier.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this northern autumn, her spokeswoman said, capping a day of intense speculation set off by a short-lived selfie posting on social media.

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.

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With the win, Serena surpassed Steffi Graf's tally of 22, thus becoming the most successful women's player in the Open era; only Margaret Court, with 24 titles across the amateur and Open eras, has more.

Williams cited a knee injury in pulling out of tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami in March. If the answer will be yes, we imagine it will be tough to see her in Melbourne next year after less than four months since the baby's birth.

"Congratulations from all of us at #Wimbledon".

Serena Williams just shut down anyone who considers women "the weaker sex".

Sharapova holds career head-to-head advantages over Kerber (4-3), Venus Williams (5-3), Karolina Pliskova (1-0) and Garbine Muguruza (3-0) - each of the non-Serena grand slam finalists since she was suspended from the game.

Rasheed says the record 23-time grand slam victor is a "Rolls Royce" and a "unique tennis athlete".

News of a little one immediately sent Twitter into a tizzy about Williams, given that good friend Beyonce is pregnant with twins.

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