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Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy
Written by Ravleen Khera

Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian and the internet has exploded. The tennis superstar hinted at her pregnancy by posting a side profile picture of her on her personal snapchat account captioning it “20 weeks”, but she quickly took the post down, giving rise to widespread speculation. Her spokesperson then confirmed the news several hours later with the statement, “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall”.

Have a look at the screenshot of Serena’s snapchat post :

 

While the pregnancy news is wonderful all by itself, what is blowing people’s mind is the fact that she was roughly eight weeks into her pregnancy when she won the Australian Open in January this year, beating her sister Venus Williams. This further proves her status as one of the greatest athletes of all time and the best female tennis player of the Open Era.

The 35 year old, surprised her fans when she announced her engagement to Ohanian, via a poem on Reddit, last December as they had managed to keep their relationship under wraps until then and away from the spotlight.

People on the internet, fans and celebrities included, were awestruck and delighted in equal measures. Here are some of the posts :

Including some desi funny ones

Her spokesperson also confirmed that Serena intended to sit out of the remainder of the 2017 season and return next year. In March, she withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California and the Miami Open, citing a knee injury.

About the author

Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)

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