On Wednesday, the 23-time Grand Slam champion showed off what appeared to be a nice baby bump on Snapchat, indicating that she was 20 weeks along. A date for the nuptials has not been set yet and before the Australian Open Williams said she was deferring thinking about the tennis competition in front of her.
As excited as everyone most certainly is for Williams and Ohanian, I am most excited for their baby. A representative for Williams declined to comment on whether the post was a confirmation that she is pregnant.
Williams had just conquering all foes in the Australian Open in January, vanquishing sister Venus to win the first Grand Slam of the year and seventh title in this tournament. There was no official confirmation by her representatives. If Williams is 20 weeks pregnant and gives birth after a full term, she would have her child in early September, during the fourth Grand Slam, the U.S. Open in NY.
She is one of the most recognized female athletes in the world: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on seven occasions, from 2002 to 2017.
"This just adds another dimension to Serena the person", said Jim Andrews, senior vice president with IEG, a WPP Plc unit that tracks sponsorship spending. The tennis star then described the moment Alexis popped the question to her, revealing the proposal took place at the venue where they first met.
Williams, 35, wore a yellow one-piece bathing suit for her big reveal.
"This will enhance her likeability and certainly her marketability", Fechter said of Williams. Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were engaged in December.
The Florida resident also holds the most major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players.