The 35-year old American tennis player was clad in a yellow bikini in the mirror selfie and the post was titled – 20 weeks. Though she deleted the Snapchat post later and admitted it was posted ‘accidentally.’ But her followers didn’t need much time to take a screenshot and come to the conclusion that she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January 2017, without losing a single set.
The Williams sister later confirmed her pregnancy, on 24 April 2017 with a sweet and emotional open letter to her unborn baby.
In her Instagram post, she said that her child gave her strength to win the championship match and has taught her the true meaning of serenity and peace. In the photo, she is holding her growing baby bump and looking effortlessly beautiful. She continued saying that she can’t wait for her child to join her in the player’s box next year.
My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy
It was so sweet of Serena to confirm the news of her pregnancy on her fiancé, Alexis’s birthday, making it an unforgettable and a special moment for both of them. Williams announced her engagement to Alexis on December 26, 2015, who is the founder of Reddit.
She has conquered the court ever since 1995 and now is peacefully enjoying this new and exciting phase of her life. Serena has won the second highest number of Grand Slam singles, 23, only second to Margaret Court who has 24 Grand Slams to her credit. She has also won 14 Grand Slam doubles with her sister, Venus Williams.
It definitely was a day beyond perfect for the couple but her fans all around the world were overwhelmed with delight after the confirmation.
This isn’t the first time that Serena has announced something personal on a public platform. When she got engaged to her fiancé, she announced it on Reddit in the most romantic way. She wrote a little poem describing how Alexis proposed to her in Rome at the same table where they first met.
We simply cannot wait for baby Williams - Ohanian to make his/her debut in the player’s box next year. And we can’t help but wonder if the baby will be tech genius or a tennis superstar.