Serena Williams, Fiance Alexis Ohanian Announce Pregnancy with Snapchat Photo

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2017

Serena Williams of the US holds up the trophy following her victory over Venus Williams of the US in the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2017. / AFP / PAUL CROCK / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams announced on Snapchat on Wednesday that she is 20 weeks pregnant with her first child.

Jarett Wieselman of BuzzFeed News relayed a screenshot of Williams' post:

Jarett Wieselman @JarettSays

Serena Williams is pregnant!! ❤️❤️ https://t.co/u2RfhSzlcB

Williams has since removed the post, per Giri Nathan of Deadspin.

A representative for Williams confirmed the news to ESPN later in the day. 

The 23-time Grand Slam champion and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian got engaged in December 2016.

Williams, 35, started off her 2017 season in style when she broke Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record with a triumph over her sister, Venus, in the Australian Open final. 

She has since been absent from WTA events, and if the 20-week timeline is accurate, it means she won the tournament while pregnant, per Janis Carr.

In March, Williams cited a knee injury as the reason for her withdrawal from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.


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