Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki Congratulate Mother-To-Be Serena Williams


Tennis superstar Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian!

I guess Serena Williams engagement announcement in December was about more than love for her and Alexis Ohanian.

Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, at the end of a year ago and, if she is already 20 weeks pregnant, was expecting during her record-breaking run at the Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Major title without dropping a set.

Belarusian former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam victor, is also set for a return to the Tour later this year after giving birth to her son Leo in December.

"I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall", Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak said. Congratulations Serena!' the US Tennis Association, organizers of the US Open, tweeted.

"Coming back after Daniel I had one of my best years ...(but) I was quite a few years younger (than Serena)", Court told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

Williams deleted the photo shortly after it appeared and waited more than six hours to make any public comment, stoking debate among tennis fans about whether or not she was joking.

Bush Novak told Reuters that Williams meant to sit out the remainder of the 2017 season and return next year.

However, Kerber can regain the world number one ranking that week in Stuttgart.

If Serena is indeed 20 weeks pregnant then she must have been in the early stages of pregnancy when she won the Australian Open in January. "We didn't have that", she said. The WTA tour has been unpredictable this year but it will be interesting to see, who will be able to step up and win Grand Slam titles in Williams' absence. Another former No. 1 and major champion, Victoria Azarenka, has announced she'll be getting back on tour soon after having a baby.

The American is likely to spend an entire grand-slam cycle - if not longer - away from the court, so Omnisport's Matthew Scott looks at who is best-placed to fill her mighty shoes as top dog.

Seren-ity What is Serena Williams' net worth and how much has she won in prize money during her career? Only one woman has won more: Margaret Smith Court, who claimed some of her 24 titles during the amateur era.