Serena Williams reveals pregnancy with '20 weeks' selfie
Tennis ace Serena Williams is pregnant.
The 35-year-old star took to Snapchat on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) and revealed she is 20 weeks along.
Williams' selfie featured the court queen posing in a yellow one-piece swimsuit and the simple caption, "20 weeks".
The 23-time grand slam singles champion is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33. This will be their first child.
Williams' team confirmed the meaning 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 has Williams scheduled to enter next month's Madrid Open, said they had yet to be contacted by anyone from the American's team regarding her status.
The big reveal came a day after the loved-up couple shared a post-Easter snap from a beach vacation.
Williams and tech entrepreneur Ohanian announced their engagement in the form of a poem on December 29 via Reddit.
Williams wrote: "I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome..."
She went on to reveal she and Ohanian were first introduced in the romantic Italian city, and called Rome "the place where our stars first collided". The tennis star then described the moment Ohanian popped the question to her, revealing the proposal took place at the venue where they first met.
"At the same table we first met by chance, this time he made it not by chance, but by choice," she wrote. She ended the sweet poem by adding: "Down on one knee, he said 4 words... And I said yes."
Serena, who first met the 33-year-old entrepreneur in 2015, revealed her family plans last year, telling America's Glamour magazine, "I definitely want to have kids one day. That's always something I've wanted as long as I could remember. And the older I get, the more I'm like, 'I'm too young!'
"Hopefully I'll be able to mature one of these days, get serious, and at least have them (kids) pretty fast."
Ohanian is the latest in a long line of suitors for Williams - she has also dated filmmaker Brett Ratner, basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire, and rapper Common.
- Cover Media