The world’s number one female tennis player, Serena Williams, who is pregnant with her first child, recently did a nude photo shoot for the August issue of Vanity Fair. In her interview, Serena talked about how she found out she was pregnant, and how she fell in love with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian.
The first image of the nude photo shoot was released in response to John McEnroe’s sexist comment that if Serena had played tennis with men, she would rank 700th.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion is expecting her child in autumn with fiance Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit. According to Vanity Fair, the 35-year old Williams is six months into her pregnancy. The cover photo was taken by the same photographer, Annie Leibovitz, who had clicked Demi Moore’s naked pregnancy cover for Vanity Fair back in 1991.
When Williams was 20 weeks pregnant, a photo of her baby bump in a yellow swimsuit was accidentally uploaded on Snapchat by the tennis star herself, though she deleted the photo later. In April 2017, Williams confirmed her pregnancy by posting a heartwarming message to her unborn child on Instagram.
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
In the post, Williams wrote that the baby gives her strength she didn’t know she had, along with teaching her the true meaning of serenity and peace. She can’t wait to meet her first born and for the baby to join her in the players’ box the next year. The post was published on Ohanian's birthday.
Williams confessed that she hasn’t prepared anything for the baby yet, and she doesn’t know what the nursery should look like. Meanwhile, Ohanian already has a swear-jar and puts money in it whenever he uses profanities so that he doesn’t use swear words in front of the baby.
The tennis star has indicated that she will be back on the field post pregnancy. Everyone is eagerly waiting for Williams and Ohanian's bundle of joy to make a debut in the players’ box.