Serena Williams pregnancy confirmed; posts picture on Snapchat and then deletes it

Serena Williams pregnancy confirmed; posts picture on Snapchat and then deletes it

Although the avid Snapchat user later took down the image, Williams has confirmed to NBC News that she is expecting a baby this fall.

The sports world got what it thought was major news on Wednesday when Serena Williams posted what appeared to be a nice little baby bump to Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", insinuating she was almost five months pregnant. Amazingly, Williams won her seventh Australian Open title in January, which would have meant that she was around eight weeks pregnant.

She has not played since the Australian Open, citing a knee injury.

Serena Williams has confirmed reports that she is 20 weeks pregnant after a Snapchat post went viral showing her baby bump with the caption of "20 weeks".

She was sidelined for nearly 12 months after her 2010 Wimbledon victory, returning from a potentially life threatening pulmonary embolism. However that was later taken down only for her spokesperson to confirm the rumours later on Wednesday.

Serena Williams of the United States (R) holds the winner's trophy as she poses with sister Venus Williams at the awards ceremony following the women's singles final of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

According to the timeline as per ESPN, Williams was already pregnant at the time of her victory.

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No one can wrap their heads around the whole thing on Twitter.

Meanwhile other fans are getting seriously excited about the fact that Serena is pregnant at the same time as her friend Beyonce, who is due to welcome twins very soon.

Williams announced her pregnancy on Snapchat this morning but quickly removed the photo afterwards.

This will be her first child with fiancé and co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.

She has played professionally for two decades, first gaining the number one ranking in 2002 and has held that spot for more than six years in total during her career.

The sports website further reported that Williams has not played any professional tennis following her Australian Open triumph. Kim Clijsters retired briefly to start a family, then came back to action and won Grand Slam titles.

Court, who won the singles Grand Slam in 1970, gave birth to her first child in March 1972, aged 29, and returned to win three of the four Grand Slam events in 1973.

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