Serena Williams is pregnant. She told the world that she was 20 weeks in a Snapchat message intimating her condition with a picture of herself in a yellow bikini showing off a bump.
No one in her management team would confirm or deny the news
This news came through yesterday but she then deleted it as well as a congratulatory message from the WTA!
Had she made the revelation too early? Was it a mistake? Surely she wouldn’t have posted it as a joke which has somewhat miss-fired!
No one in her management team would confirm or deny the news so her adoring public are left conjecturing whether if correct it means at the age of 35, she has reached the end of her career after collecting 23 grand slam titles, a record in the modern era.
Ironically next Monday she will rise to the top of the world rankings without having played a match since winning the Australian Open which isn’t a bad way to retire. Would she have the energy and determination to pick up the reins sometime in 2018 after having a child during the US Open or thereabouts?
The news however, will no doubt give heart to all the other players on the tour as her dominance, despite her age, has been comprehensive.
She announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian last December but her wedding date has not been made public. Presumably that could now well be rectified.
In the meantime, whether she meant to reveal her delicate condition, congratulations have been pouring in from all corners of the tennis world, including us here at Tennis Threads.