>> Serena Williams is pregnant. Her spokesperson clearing up confusion sparked by the tennis champion earlier on Wednesday. Williams shared a photo of herself on Snapchat, captioned, 20 weeks, which then, mysteriously, disappeared. But not before screenshots exploded across social media. The confirmation means Williams won the Australian Women’s Open In January, while pregnant.
Marketing experts say her pregnancy will make her even more valuable to advertisers. The announcement coming just days before she's set to regain the number one ranking by the World Tennis Association. Williams was named Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year in 2015, the first black woman ever to win that title.
Her victory in the US Open last year, made her the winningest female in US Open history. In Australia she broke Steffi Graf's grand Slam record defeating her sister Venus in the final. She hasn't played a match since, citing a knee injury. Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.