Serena Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, a representative for the tennis star confirmed Wednesday.?
The 35-year-old tennis star said she is 20-weeks pregnant as she captioned the post "20 weeks".
The mom-to-be won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January this year. This is the athlete's first child.
After pulling the Snapchat post there was speculation as to whether Williams was just playing with fans even as good wishes flowed in from fellow celebs and US Open Tennis.
For fans the announcement underscored Williams' superwoman status.
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If Williams is indeed 20 weeks into her term, that would mean she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open in January.
Serena Williams posted a baby bump photo to Snapchat.
Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, being ranked world No. 1 in singles on seven occasions, from 2002 to 2017, by the Women's Tennis Association.
Kim Clijsters retired at 23 in 2007 and returned two years later, after the birth of her daughter, to win three Grand Slam singles titles. When her career took off, the family moved to Florida. Victoria Azarenka, 27, had a son in December and is expected to be back on the tour in July.
The infamous Snap, of which Williams shared on her official account on Wednesday, showed her in a sexy, yellow one-piece swimsuit, her belly visibly bigger than the last time she was seen in public.
James Pivarnik, a kinesiology professor at Michigan State University, said her muscular build could overcome some of the changes that usually impair performance.
Her appearance at the Australian Open tuneup event in Auckland, New Zealand, marked her first tournament since a semi-final exit at Flushing Meadows last September.