Serena Williams is pregnant with her 1st child

Serena Williams is pregnant with her 1st child

Tennis player Serena Williams offered up a side profile shot of herself in a yellow swimsuit with a caption that read "20 weeks" on Snapchat.

"Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open", Williams, who lives in West Palm, Fla., said in a statement released March 7.

Tennis star Serena Williams, the highest paid female athlete in the world, is expecting her first child sometime this fall.

In January, Williams beat her sister Venus in the Australian Open final to win a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam. She was wearing a one-piece bathing suit with a caption reading "20 weeks".

Australians Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Court also won Grand Slam titles after having children.

Speaking to Glamour magazine a year ago, she said: "I definitely want to have kids one day".

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Looking back at Serena's recent Instagram post "fighting to get up this morning", fans were quick to diagnose "that morning sickness ain't no joke".

Dr Lauren Stretcher, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said Williams' age - 35 - increases her chances of pregnancy complications, such as developing high blood pressure.

One of Williams' chief rivals, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, is edging closer to her return from the birth of her first child this summer in Stanford. "Let that sink in", Twitter user @noelleharmony posted. "I've had people look past me because [of] the color of my skin, I've had people overlook me because I was a woman, I've had critics say I [would] never win another Grand Slam when I was only at number seven - and here I stand today with 21 Grand Slam titles, and I'm still going". But she is set to regain the top spot from Germany's Angelique Kerber on Monday when the latest standings are published.

One of the greatest athletes of all time is about to flex her muscles as a mother...we think.

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, won the Indian Wells and Miami titles in March of past year before missing the rest of the season as she awaited the birth of her first child in December.

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