Pregnant Serena Williams Will Miss Tennis Season

Is Serena Williams pregnant

Serena Williams is pregnant with her first baby.

The exciting news came when the hugely successful tennis player posted a photo on Snapchat with a message saying "20 weeks".

However, the pregnancy was confirmed later by Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak.

Bush Novak told Reuters that Williams meant to sit out the remainder of the 2017 season and return next year.

In December, Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, first sharing that news on the Reddit social media site.

As much as I could pontificate about Williams's achievements as a supreme athlete, role model and attractive woman of colour all day, I just want to thank her for reminding us how unbelievable women's bodies can be - particularly in an era when we are constantly peppered with examples of how they aren't good enough, how we should alter them or how they should look.

He said in a statement: "We're excited for Serena".

She announced their impending nuptials on Reddit, and Ohanian doubled down on his Facebook page, linking to Williams' Reddit post and adding, "She said yes".

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The news that Serena Williams won the Australian Open final while eight weeks pregnant has sent the world into a frenzy. And did not drop ONE SET. "Let that sink in", Twitter user @noelleharmony posted.

CNN has reached out to reps for Williams, Ohanian and the Women's Tennis Association for comment. Congratulations Serena!' the US Tennis Association, organizers of the US Open, tweeted. It definitely says something very unpleasant that news houses as respected as the BBC are so quick to link her pregnancy to speculations on the end of her legendary career. James Pivarnik, a kinesiology professor at Michigan State University, said her muscular build could overcome some of the changes that usually impair performance.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters came out of retirement at the age of 26 after having a child and won three Grand Slam titles.

Only Australian Margaret Court has won more, capturing 24.

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.

In a strange oddity in the rankings Williams will climb back to the world number one spot on Monday, despite three months of inactivity. "She's already done so much, does she need more?"

Over the past year Williams' schedule has included few tournaments outside the Grand Slams. Serena will return to the tennis circuit in 2018, when she is 36 years old.

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