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Serena Williams, pregnant in 23rd Grand Slam Tournament

Montrelle Montesinos | 25 Abril, 2017, 18:40

The world number two posted a picture on social media site Snapchat, posing in a mirror with the message: "20 weeks", before deleting it.

Her spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, followed up with a statement emailed to AFP confirming the pregnancy. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall".

Her representatives have confirmed to Press Association Sport that she will not feature in any more tournaments this year, but is planning a return in 2018.

If the snap was an announcement of firsts, Williams is expecting her first child with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, whom she got engaged to late past year.

Going by her Instagram post, if Serena is expecting her baby in another 20 weeks, it means that she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament singles title at the Australian Open in January earlier this year.

Arguably one of the most successful Tennis player of all times, Serena has a record number of grand slams in the open era with a total tally of 23 titles. And did not drop ONE SET.

Kerber just hasn't been able to match Williams' results from a year ago and will thus lose her top spot. "Let that sink in", Twitter user @noelleharmony posted.

Serena Williams has confirmed her plans to return to tennis after giving birth following the announcement of her first pregnancy.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters came out of retirement at the age of 26 after having a child and won three Grand Slam titles. She sustained a serious foot injury, then a life-threatening pulmonary embolism the following spring, but returned to play Wimbledon, where she made the fourth round, and reached the US Open final a couple of months later.

Meanwhile other fans are getting seriously excited about the fact that Serena is pregnant at the same time as her friend Beyonce, who is due to welcome twins very soon.

If Williams is pregnant, she's also managed to remain remarkably active.

If the 27-year-old can hit the ground running, it will suggest that Serena can too, so any of the above will have to be quick if they are to make the most of the WTA Tour queen's absence.

Sister Venus, 36, has won seven Grand Slam singles titles.