Serena Williams shared what appeared to be a pregnancy announcement on Snapchat earlier in the day on Wednesday, April 19. As yet, there has been no official confirmation by her representatives.
However, the image ws later removed from her channel. The shot, featured below, showed Williams standing before a mirror in a gorgeous yellow one-piece bathing suit with the simple caption 20 weeks.
According to the New York Timse, congratulations were coming in from fellow tennis players and organizations on social media, but the Women's Tennis Association later deleted its post.
If she is indeed pregnant, that would mean the 35-year-old was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.
Let that sink in.... she broke her own record of winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles while she was pregnant.
According to the New York Times, she has not played in a tournament since then. She is still on the entry list for the Madrid Open, a major clay-court tournament that begins on May 5.
Williams announced her engagement to fianceé, Alexis Ohanian, in December. They were engaged in Italy.
*Update: A spokesperson for Williams has confirmed that she is pregnant.
In a follow-up article posted by the New York times, spokesperson, Bush Novak says, "Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that that is clear." Congratulations to Serena and her fianceé, Alexis!