Update: Serena Williams’ spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, released a statement to the press confirming the news. “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall.”
Original: Serena Williams seemed to confirm she’s pregnant with her first child on Snapchat but deleted the post moments later.
Williams, who won her history-making 23rd Grand Slam title in January, posted an image on her very active Snapchat account Wednesday, April 19, with the caption, “20 weeks” as she wore a fitted yellow one-piece. The bump on the tennis pro’s usually flat abdomen and her note seemed to indicate she is 20 weeks into a pregnancy.
Her representatives have not issued a statement.
Although 35-year-old Williams, who is engaged to 33-year-old Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, quickly removed the image, many fans excitedly reacted to news of an impending bundle of joy, which also would be Ohanian’s first child.
— Finessa_Trilliams? (@C_Jill_Run) April 19, 2017
— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) April 19, 2017
— MrRenaissance (@Mr7Renaissance) April 19, 2017
Rihanna did a song w/ Kendrick and now Serena is pregnant, if you're a Drake hater like myself there is no greater time than the present
— Mychal Denzel Smith (@mychalsmith) April 19, 2017
— Delina (@RealDelina) April 19, 2017
Others felt delighted about Williams and Beyoncé being pregnant at the same time.
I get to exist in an era when Beyonce & Serena Williams are pregnant at the same time. Goddess is so good. pic.twitter.com/gIqSk6oWWq
— Misandrist Plague (@SoualiganAmazon) April 19, 2017
I hope Serena and Beyonce's babies grow up to form Voltron and save us from all of this.
— Jon Tsuei (@jontsuei) April 19, 2017
Just thought about the first picture we're gonna get of Bey & Serena with these magic babies and almost screamed.
— king crissle (@crissles) April 19, 2017
Some remarked on the fact that Williams had been pregnant when she won the Austrailian Open.
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in.
— 23RENA (@noelleharmony) April 19, 2017
That means Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open. A pregnant woman dominated them. pic.twitter.com/RoP5pLOY8j
— Kevin Simmons (@TheSkorpion) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australia Open in Jan. but I cant even get out of bed when I'm on my period. Sis is superwoman
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams won a grand slam while she was pregnant so every man should probably shut up about everything forever.
— Travon Free (@Travon) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams really won the Australian Open while pregnant and I was sore for three days after losing Wii tennis…
— timmy (@underlord5000) April 19, 2017