· 23-time major champion confirms news after baby bump photo on Snapchat
· Williams, 35, announced in December she was engaged to Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child, her spokesperson has confirmed.
The tennis star hinted at the good news when she posted a photo of herself on Snapchat wearing a swimsuit and revealing what appeared to be a large baby bump with the caption “20 weeks” on Wednesday. The snap was deleted less than a half hour later.
However, Williams’ team confirmed the implications of the photo later in the day.
“I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall,” a spokesperson for Williams told the Guardian by email.
The Women’s Tennis Association, which listed Williams as scheduled to enter next month’s Madrid Open as recently as Monday, said they had yet to be contacted by anyone from the American’s team regarding her status.
“We have not been informed, nor do we have confirmation,” a tour spokesperson told the Guardian. “We will let you know once we have further information.”