Serena Williams shows off her baby bump on Snapchat
Williams announced her engagement to the co-founder of the website Reddit, 33-year-old Alexis Ohanian, in December after dating for more than a year.
A short statement from her representative on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) said: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall".
She sparked speculation Wednesday after posting a mysterious picture that was later taken down and confused the internet for a bit.
Serena Williams and fiance Alexis Ohanian were all smiles Monday in a new photo.
The timing means Williams 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.
The Women's Tennis Association congratulated Williams on Twitter before deleting its post. She was wearing a one-piece bathing suit with a caption reading "20 weeks".
Google considering built-in Chrome ad-blocker in desktop and mobile versions
While desktop ad blocking continues to grow in popularity worldwide, its mobile form has yet to catch on much outside of Asia. Google experimented with generating income without showing display and banner ads on publisher sites in the United States.
US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week
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Turks vote in historic referendum
Two of the Turks were thought to have joined the ranks of Islamic State, which holds territory in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. He also appealed to voters of other parties to approve the changes so that " Turkey can leap into the future".
The photo was later deleted, but a spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, confirmed that she was indeed pregnant. And the older I get, the more I'm like, 'I'm too young!'.
Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, though none has done so at Williams' age.
Five-times Grand Slam victor Maria Sharapova, who returns to competition next week after a 15-month doping ban, could also benefit if she rediscovers her top form. Court, an Australian, won the last three of those titles in 1973 after giving birth to a son, Danny, in 1972. Still, at the time, she was much more focused on the Australian Open. Austin asked. "We've seen a lot of great great champions come back after having a child and it really comes down to her motivation".
For Williams, who commands almost $29 million in salary and sponsorship earnings, becoming pregnant makes her all the more attractive to corporate sponsors, industry executives said. Surely she will have some motivations, like passing Margaret Smith Court's 24 Major titles and competing again against her biggest rivals, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka who became a mother in December.
Williams, who has played professionally for two decades, first gained the No. 1 ranking in 2002 and has held that spot for more than six years in total.
NCAA returns events to North Carolina
The state also has a previously scheduled men's basketball subregional in 2018 in Charlotte. The next time the NCAA will host a bidding and selection process will be in 2020.
Lawsuit: Man deported after being part of DACA protection program
In a February news conference, Trump was asked what he planned to do about DACA. "There I worked and studied at the same time". He had minor run-ins with the law, four convictions to be exact: one for shoplifting and three for driving without a license.
Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration
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121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last, Rupp's first
Earlier Monday, city officials announced plans for memorials to mark the sites where two bombs exploded during the 2013 race. Bobbi Gibb, who had run the race unofficially in 1966, was on the course in 1967 and finished ahead of Switzer at 3:27:17.
Nokia 6 Users Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1
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Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
Not only is the company being fined $7.8 million Dollars , but it has agreed to allow the pre-installation of third-party apps. The deal also makes it possible for other applications to be pre-installed on Android devices in Russian Federation .
Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law
The measure passed the House easily and then passed the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence as the tie-breaking vote. Basically, low-income women in red states are about to lose access to one more health provider.
Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
Many historians believe Robinson's breakthrough was an early step that eventually led to other civil rights breakthroughs. The statue is located in the left field reserve plaza with a view of downtown Los Angeles and Elysian Park.
World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at 117
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Carmelo Anthony Leaning Towards A Trade
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Apr 16 2017