On Wednesday, Williams sent out a photo with the simple caption, “20 weeks.” In it, she’s sporting a yellow bathing suit and showing off a slight baby bump. She later removed the picture from her Snapchat story, which led many people to wonder if it was unintentionally shared.
However, her spokesperson Kelly Bush Novak confirmed the news. She also added that she has every intention of returning to the circuit in 2018. “Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that, that is clear,” Bush Novak said.
Now that the information is out in the open, fellow tennis stars are showing their support. “I’m elated for her,” Andy Roddick said. “I’ve seen her with our son, and she will be a great mother.”
Chris Evert, the former number one player, said she spoke with Serena Williams over text. “Getting married and having a child is a special journey,” she said. “She, to me, is more than ready for this lifestyle change. It’s been 20 years on tour.”