Publicist Confirms Serena Is Pregnant And Will Return To Tennis In 2018

April 20, 2017  |  

Serena Williams

I had to be the only person on the planet who doubted that Serena was actually pregnant. I thought she was playing a joke on us all. But as the day came to a close and there was no acknowledgment of the joke, I came to the conclusion that it had to be real.

And today, that confirmation came yesterday when Williams’ publicist verified the information to The New York Times, that she is indeed expecting her first child later this year.

Which means, as a couple of people surmised yesterday, that when Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open, she did so at almost two months pregnant.

I think this ends the debate about who is the greatest athlete of all time. Has anyone ever accomplished such a feat, winning a title like this, while carrying a child? I thinks not. It’s time the world recognize.

Williams will turn 36 in September and her spokesperson Kelly Bush Novak said that Williams will miss the rest of the 2017 and will likely return to the circuit in 2018.

“Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that that is clear,” Bush said.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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