Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open

Oh, baby!


By Rachel Au

Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open

Serena Williams and her achievements have always astounded everyone. She currently holds 23 grand slam titles, which is more than top male tennis player Roger Federer who holds 18 grand slam trophies. And in today’s news, it turns out she won that 23rd title at the Australian Open back in January while she was roughly eight weeks pregnant — and didn’t drop a set through the whole tournament. 

serena williams snapchat pregnant


The 35-year-old had earlier uploaded a picture of herself on Snapchat where she was posing sideways in a yellow bathing suit and with what looked like a baby bump. The accompanying caption: “20 weeks”. The snap has since been deleted. 


The US star will miss the rest of the 2017 season — this includes the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open — according to her spokeswoman Kelly Bush Novak, but intends to return to the circuit in 2018. 


Williams will return to being world number one next week and luckily, would be eligible to retain her ranking under the WTA special ranking rule but only if she is ready to play her first tournament within 12 months of giving birth. She is due in autumn. 


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