Serena Williams Is Pregnant!
by Tom Gainey | April 19th, 2017, 11:38 pm
  • 16 Comments

Serena Williams dropped a bombshell Wednesday revealing on snapchat that she’s 20 weeks pregnant. The 35-year-old is engaged to Reddit co-found Alex Ohanian with a wedding date still to be announced.

Serena hasn’t played since winning the Australian Open, a title she won while pregnant! And her pregnancy likely means she’s done for the season with the baby expected around the US Open.

Serena will be 36 in September and with a baby, will she be back playing tennis? And she’ll actually return to No. 1 on the WTA next week, going back ahead of Angelique Kerber.

Serena’s BFF Victoria Azarenka recently had her own child, and she expects to return to the tour this summer.

And in an odd twist, Wednesday was also Maria Sharapova 30th birthday. Serena has upstaged the Russian at nearly every turn, was this one last shot?


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16 Comments for Serena Williams Is Pregnant!

SnotNosedKid Says:

She’s still the favorite for the French & Wimbledon


Danica Says:

Nice news. Congratulations!


FedExpress Says:

wait, she was pregnant when she won AO?


Van Persie Says:

yep, she was, FedEx…see, now she is greater than Fed. Won a GS at 35 and being pregnant! ;)


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Incredible! This would put her in the thick of morning sickness during the AO run.

VP – excellent post. Serena likely planned this all as a poke in the eye for Fed… a little ‘anything you can do…’

I would still favour her at Wimbledon at 30 weeks. She can serve her way through.


yah Says:

Van Perse, Fed wins playing best of 5..So he is still the goat, Serena is great but far behind by large margins


RZ Says:

Somewhere, Caroline Wozniacki is reading this and thinking “Vika is Serena’s BFF? I thought that was me!”


John Smith Says:

@RZ +1. And she is probably thinking: no baby, no slam, wtf am I doing?


lakie Says:

Serena’s not going to play for the rest of the season.


RZ Says:

@John Smith – that is harsh!


Talbot Tennis Says:

Well now we know it wasnt a knee injury because of which she missed the Miami Open haha


Van Persie Says:

Lol yah,

I made only a joke(TV got it and also joked about)…of course, we cannot compare apples with oranges, but there are Federer fans like you, who would also say that Federer is better than Nadia Comaneci, or even than Shakespeare!


RZ Says:

Serena won the AO while pregnant. Meanwhile, I skip going the gym when I am a bit sleepy. Thanks Serena for proving that I am a slacker!


Big Nana Says:

Margaret Court played the final at Wimbledon in 71 whilst pregnant. In fact Court didn’t retire from professional tennis until she was pregnant with he fourth child, and she withdrew from quarter finals of a tournament at that stage due to her fourth pregnancy!
She also won three grand slams in one year as a mother!
That takes some beating.


HJF Says:

Sharapova will return to the tour smiling and smelling blood now, opens up the WTA for someone new to make a break through now ….


Markus Says:

Serena can be due to deliver her baby the next day and still beat everyone. That’s how bad the WTA is right now.

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