Serena Williams and fiance Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child together, according to a selfie Serena posted on Snapchat on Wednesday. The superstar athlete revealed her growing baby bump in a yellow one-piece bathing suit, along with the caption “20 weeks.”
Serena’s caption means she was pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam title in late January.
The world No 2 has not played since the Australian Open in January where she beat sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 for her 23rd grand slam title. Last month the American pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami Open citing a knee injury.
The tennis superstar will not play again in 2017 but will return to the tour in 2018, her spokeswoman said.
Serena’s baby news comes some four months after she and Alexis, the co-founder of Reddit, announced their engagement (also on Reddit). As previously revealed, Alexis proposed to Serena during a surprise trip to Rome, where the couple first fell in love.
Congratulations to the sweet couple!