World number two Serena Williams is pregnant and expected to give birth in September, her publicist confirmed.
The statement was released after the American posted a picture on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks”. This suggested that Williams was pregnant when winning her 23rd singles title in the Australian Open in January.
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Williams’s publicist Kelly Bush Novak said that the 35-year-old will not compete for the rest of the season and come back in 2018.
Williams has not played since her Australian Open win, citing a knee injury.
Williams announced her engagement with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December.