The world number 2 appeared to announce her pregnancy via a Snapchat post, which has since been deleted, with the caption “20 Weeks.”
If this revelation is indeed true, it would mean the 23-time Grand Slam champion – and possibly the Greatest Of All Time according to many – will miss most of the 2017 tennis season, and thus will be unable to defend her title at Wimbledon in a few months time. It would also mean that during the course of the Australian Open – where she won her latest and 23rd Slam title – she was between 7 and 8 weeks pregnant, and did not drop a set during the entire tournament.
Serena Williams is currently engaged to billionaire and Reddit Alexis Ohanian, and the two have been dating for 20 months. In December of last year, Alexis Ohanian proposed, to which Serena captioned a post “I said yes”.
The couple announced they were engaged in December last year, after dating for 15 months.