Serena Williams confirms pregnancy after earlier hints on Snapchat

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy after earlier hints on Snapchat

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy after earlier hints on Snapchat

Williams, 35, on Wednesday confirmed her pregnancy through a spokeswoman, after posting a picture of herself in a yellow bathing suit on Snapchat social media with the caption "20 weeks".

Williams would appear to be out for the rest of this tennis season, a blow to a sport in which she is an unqualified star _ and, of course, something that makes major titles easier to come by for other competitors.

"I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall", publicist Kelly Bush Novak said in a statement. Many people quickly realized what William's math meant, that she won the two-week-long Australian Open when she was eight-to-nine weeks pregnant.

While former rival Lindsay Davenport and onetime world number one Tracy Austin question her motivation to return after motherhood, Serena should have her chance to join the select group of mom Slam winners, and match Court's all-time mark, sometime in 2018.

Sheryl Ross told Inside Edition: "Serena is the greatest athlete of all time, so, she is not going to experience too many problems during pregnancy in general".

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The Belarussian player gave birth to a son in December 2016 and is expected to return in July after Wimbledon.

Her inactivity saw her drop to second in the world rankings.

She also reached the finals of the Australian Open and French Open, as well as the semis of the US Open. Maria Sharapova will return to competition on Wednesday in Germany after a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The feat made Clijsters the first mother to win a Grand Slam singles crown since 29-year-old Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the 1980 Wimbledon championship three years after giving birth to her first daughter. This is wonderful news and we wish her the very best.

Serena Williams celebrates her Australian Open win in Melbourne on January 28, 2017. "The first two months". "You're part of that same age group, and once you've gotten over that mental hump of competing at this higher level in your 30s, which she obviously has, it is certainly possible". But she is set to regain the top spot from Germany's Angelique Kerber on Monday when the latest standings are published.

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