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Pregnant Serena Williams plans 2018 tennis return


Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams intends to return to tennis in 2018 after her pregnancy was confirmed late on Wednesday night.

The 35-year-old is expecting her first child with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in autumn, news which was earlier teased on the social media app Snapchat when she posted a hastily deleted picture of herself in a yellow swimsuit, showing off a bump with the caption “20 weeks”.

Alex Ohanian
Alex Ohanian

Her representatives have confirmed that she will not feature in any more tournaments this year and is planning a return in 2018.

The well-wishes poured in after the confirmation, with fellow American Andy Roddick tweeting: “There’s going to be a baby GOAT (greatest of all time). We are so happy and we know @serenawilliams will be a great mother. Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber wrote: “You will be such an amazing mother and I wish your family health and happiness for the best journey in the world.”



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