ibusinesslines.com September 20, 2017

Serena expecting baby this year

20 April 2017, 01:29 | Melissa Porter

Image Serena Williams Instagram

Image Serena Williams  Instagram

Williams' Snapchat post, quickly highlighted in United States media, showed the 35-year-old American in a yellow swimsuit with a baby bump.

But the post was quickly taken down, lending an air of mystery to its meaning. Serena Williams seemed to announce she's pregnant in a Snapchat photo earlier today (April 19) that she's since deleted.

She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, Williams alluded to Sharapova's "boring" expressions of happiness in her new relationship with a man she described as having a "black heart". "@SerenaWilliams and @AlexisOhanian are expecting a baby this fall".

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.

For fans and friends the announcement underscored Williams' superwoman status.

"There's gonna be a baby GOAT". Let that sink in.

With 24, Court has one more Grand Slam singles title to her name than Williams (though only 11 of those were won during the Open era).

Australians Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Court also won grand slam titles after having children. Last month, the world No 2 pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, citing a knee injury. Her ranking projects to finish this season somewhere outside the top 20.

Williams will take maternity leave for the rest of 2017 after the superstar's management confirmed she was expecting her first child in the northern hemisphere autumn. Kim Clijsters retired briefly to start a family, then came back to action and won Grand Slam titles.

Williams, 35, withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells and Miami last month citing a knee injury; she won the Australian Open by beating sister Venus on January 28. Victoria Azarenka, a former No. 1 player and a two-time Grand Slam titlist, left the circuit in June and gave birth to a son, Leo, in December.

"At the same table we first met by chance this time he made it not by chance but by choice", she wrote.

Would it be a 24th Grand Slam in France 2018? "A VERY special year ahead for @serenawilliams So happy for her new journey".

Other News

Trending Now

Pence reassures Japan on N Korea crisis
He suggested that US plans to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. The Trump administration is hoping that China will help rein in North Korea in exchange for other considerations.

Squeezable enough! HTC U expected to be launch on May 16
Will this "brilliant" HTC U address the flaws of its predecessor? We are nearly a month away from its official launch. The handset is expected to feature "Edge Sense" technology, thanks to sensors embedded into its outer edges.

Rizzo, Cubs raise banner, beat Dodgers 3-2 in home opener
For them to enjoy that, for us to enjoy it, it was really cool, it was really cool. "My mindset's just to go get it", he said. So it went from one year walking to the field back and forth every day, to now I don't think I can do that much anymore.

Supreme court allows e-auction of Taj Mansingh
The court made it clear in its order that the civic body must allow a six-month breather in case Tata Group loses the e-auction. The original agreement expired in 2011, but the Tata group subsidiary continued running the hotel on extensions.

8300 migrants rescued in three days in Mediterranean
The voice that is often missing from the discussion is often that of the migrants themselves. Two MSF vessels were taking part in the rescue efforts.

One dead in Army helicopter crash on Maryland golf course
Harvey said Navy and Marine Corps aircraft were a regular sight, but Army aircraft like the Black Hawk were less common. Another witness, Dorothy Harper, says that she actually saw pieces falling off the helicopter as it went down.

Man Utd teenage star tipped to be world's best by teammate
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard hailed the impact of Ander Herrera for victory over Chelsea. But I hope he can continue like this, to help the team reach the objectives".