Serena Williams Confirms Pregnancy Announcement

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has confirmed the news that she's expecting her first child - and details about her future plans.

Published April 19, 2017 12:16

Serena Williams Confirms Pregnancy Announcement
Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, her representatives confirmed.

After a since-deleted photo was posted on her Snapchat captioned "20 weeks", Serena's representatives have confirmed the news on Wednesday that the 23-time Grand Slam champion is pregnant.

"I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall," her publicist told the WTA, adding that Serena will not play again in 2017 but aims to be back in action in 2018.

Last December, Serena announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Ohanian last year in a poem posted to the platform. She went on to win the 2017 Australian Open, an Open Era record 23rd Grand Slam title, but later withdrew from Indian Wells and Miami.

WTA CEO Steve Simon said: "We're excited for Serena. This is wonderful news and we wish her the very best. We'll look forward to seeing her when she's back competing again."

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