Serena Confirms Pregnancy

She posts a '20 weeks' image of herself on Snapchat
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2017 11:37 AM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2017 1:30 AM CDT
Serena Photo Sets Off Pregnancy Headlines
Serena Williams holds her trophy after defeating sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open in January 2017.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A rep for Serena Williams has confirmed the "Serena Is Pregnant!" headlines that set the Internet abuzz Wednesday. Earlier, the 35-year-old tennis great posted a photo of herself on Snapchat labeled "20 weeks," displaying what Page Six describes as a "growing baby bump." Williams, whose baby is due this fall, will now miss the rest of the season, including the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, the BBC reports. We now know that Williams won the the Australian Open in January while pregnant—her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Williams got engaged late last year to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. (More Serena Williams stories.)

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