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. Also WTA had removed its message of congratulations, but on Wednesday night Serena's publicist, Kelly Bush Novak, confirmed the news to the media, saying that she is due to give birth this fall, probably at the end of September or October.
She pulled out of the recent tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami citing a knee injury but was scheduled to play at the Madrid Open next month.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
If Williams is 20 weeks into her pregnancy, that means she was already expecting when she won her record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January - where she beat her elder sister Venus in the final.
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He pulled away from American Galen Rupp with about two miles to go to win in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. Kiplagat won the women's 15-kilometer race in the 2010 Boilermaker with a course-record time of 47 minutes, 57 seconds.
Quadruple murder on Long Island linked to MS-13 gang
Investigators are considering the possibility that the men were killed by members of the notorious MS-13 gang. The bodies of four men were found in a Central Islip park, Suffolk County Police said on Thursday morning.
"Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open". "I love the modern one-piece", she said during an exclusive SI video clip - referencing the on-trend one-piece suit with the very high cuts.
Earlier this week she posted an Instagram photo of the couple enjoying time on the beach. Azarenka, 27, is planning to return to competition in July after Wimbledon. Only one woman has won more: Margaret Smith Court, who claimed part of her 24 during the amateur era.
Williams is the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and still dominates the tour at an age when most players have retired. "I just keep saying, 'February, I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life.' But right now, I'm just so focused".
"I've known women who are back to running fast 5Ks in a month because they ran probably up until 36 weeks without much problem", Pivarnik said. With the current No. 1, Angelique Kerber, struggling, Williams will return to the top spot on Monday.
Williams has made no secret of her desire to have a family.
US President Trump's Approval Hits 50%
Forty-five percent of Americans still see Trump as someone who keeps his promises, although 52% said that label does not apply. And while the overall approval ratings are ticking up, another Gallup poll shows Americans are still concerned about Trump.
Allen stops 51 as Blues take Game 1 in overtime
In Game 2, Minnesota really has nothing to change in their game plan, other than hope Allen makes mistakes in net for the Blues. Blues coach Mike Yeo argued the Wild's shot attempts "will be inflated every game", reports Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press .
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Led coalition raid kills 13 Iraqi civilians in Mosul
He noted that there had already been some positive results for the people of Iraq as the fight against ISIS continued. The eastern half of the city is now completely under the control of Iraqi security forces, Rasool said.
IEA says global oil market now close to balance
Meanwhile, it said, OPEC's oil production fell by 365,000 barrels a day in March as Nigeria and Libya suffered outages. On Thursday, the global benchmark for crude oil was up 2 cents at $55.88 a barrel.