Update: A spokesperson for Serena Williams has confirmed the tennis star is pregnant.
Serena Williams posted an image on Wednesday showing off her baby bump in front of a mirror with the caption “20 weeks.” Williams has yet to post anything about it on her other social media accounts or even announce outright that she and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are pregnant — the reason some are wondering if it’s actually real, especially in the wake of her deleting the snap in question — but it’s hard not to read into it as so many are currently doing.
Serena Williams is pregnant!! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/u2RfhSzlcB
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 19, 2017
If Williams is indeed 20 weeks pregnant, that means she was about 10 weeks pregnant when she beat her sister Venus Williams at the Australian Open in straight sets earlier this year. She has not played since, citing a left knee injury as the reason she withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open in March.
“Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open,” Williams said in a statement. “I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. I look forward to being back as soon as I can.”
Williams announced her engagement to Ohanian on r/isaidyes in December.