Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Williams, who hold the record for most Grand Slam tennis titles in the open era, got engaged last December to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohania.

Williams posted a picture of the two on a beach on Monday. She most recently dropped out of the BNP Paribas Open in March, citing a knee injury.

The following month, the athlete talked about wedding plans after winning a match at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Serena hasn't appeared on court since defeating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final in January, as she has pulled out of a number of tournaments this year.

It came with the caption "20 weeks", but was then deleted without explanation.

Other top female tennis players have taken breaks from the game to have children. Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, missed most of the 2016 season to have a baby and is expected to return to the tour this summer. She confessed, however, that she and Ohanian have yet to make wedding plans. There was no official confirmation by her representatives.

"I'm a black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn't really meant for black people". And the eventual reality that this kid will be a tennis and internet superstar. I always thought about leaving a legacy of fulfillment, living out your dreams, and giving back. I hope they eventually become trailblazers themselves.

"We have not been informed nor do we have confirmation [that Serena is pregnant]".

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