The 35-year-old World Number one female tennis player had posted a picture of herself on Snapchat with the caption ’20 weeks’ before deleting the post.
Her representative has confirmed the news adding that she is due in the autumn.
She is expected to miss the rest of the Tennis season, including the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
She would however be eligible to retain her ranking under the WTA special ranking rule if she is ready to play her first tournament within 12 months of giving birth.
US Open Tennis responded to Williams’ message by saying: “Serena Williams will have a new pride and joy to hug and call her own soon! Congratulations on the exciting baby announcement!”
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