Venus Williams Hints Sister Serena Is Pregnant with Baby Girl

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2017

Serena Williams of the US (R) celebrates with the championship trophy during the awards ceremony after her victory against 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 / PETER PARKS / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Venus Williams beat Kurumi Nara during Wednesday's French Open match but reportedly made bigger news when hinting her sister Serena is pregnant with a girl. 

"She's going to call me 'favorite aunt,'" Venus said when asked what she wants the baby to call her, per the Associated Press (h/t USA Today).

Williams also said she and her sisters, Lyndrea and Isha Price, are lobbying to have the baby named after them. "We're all like, 'Baby V, baby Lyn, baby Isha.' We all want the baby to be named after us."

If Venus accidentally revealed the baby is a girl, it would follow course after Serena said revealing her pregnancy on Snapchat was an accident, per BBC Sport.

Jarett Wieselman of BuzzFeed News shared the since-deleted post:

As for Venus, she is currently attempting to add to her seven career major titles at the French Open with Serena not in the field. Serena beat Venus in the Australian Open final earlier this year.

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