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Who will replace Serena Williams as the WTA Tour ruler?

There was speculation last night that former Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is pregnant There was speculation last night that former Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is pregnant
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Abril, 2017, 16:54

News of her pregnancy has prompted a series of congratulatory posts on social media.

Serena Williams posted - and then deleted - a photo indicating she was 20 weeks pregnant yesterday and fans were wondering if she was really expecting with her fiance Alexis Ohanian.

Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, at the end of a year ago and, if she is already 20 weeks pregnant, was expecting during her record-breaking run at the Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Major title without dropping a set.

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 singles title at the Australian Open in January.

The victory during her first trimester returned her to world No 1 and she also became the oldest grand slam victor in the open era.

A spokeswoman for Williams issued a statement to the media saying Serena is pregnant.

In the space of two years, Konta has gone from world number 151 to breaking the top 10, with her sights already set on the very top.

Sharapova holds career head-to-head advantages over Kerber (4-3), Venus Williams (5-3), Karolina Pliskova (1-0) and Garbine Muguruza (3-0) - each of the non-Serena grand slam finalists since she was suspended from the game.

The only other mothers to win slam tennis titles in the Open era are Court's compatriot Evonne Goolagong and Belgian Kim Clijsters, who were both in their mid-20s.

However, she has not played since Melbourne, citing a knee injury, and will now concede big points through the entire calendar: Last year, she reached the final of the French Open, won Wimbledon and made the semis of the US Open last year.

Williams is the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and still dominates the tour at an age when most players have retired.

I wrote my article, enraged that another prominent Black woman would decide to marry outside of her race, passing her generational wealth into the hands of another culture, on December 30, 2016.

Her absence would leave the chase for the biggest prizes wide open for the likes of Britain's Jo Konta, now the world number seven. And who can forget the picture of Alysia Montaño running the 800m while 34 weeks pregnant with her daughter? She has subsequently gone on to win 10 more Majors.