Pregnant Serena to miss 3 Grand Slams

Election will go ahead in June

This will be the first child for both Serena and Alexis.

The 23-time Grand Slam victor announced her pregnancy Wednesday in a now-deleted Snapchat that showed off her baby bump and stated she was 20 weeks pregnant.

It would be perfectly safe for Serena Williams to continue with rigorous training throughout pregnancy, but how quickly she would return to tournament tennis, if she so chooses, was uncertain, the researchers said.

Others have returned to the circuit after motherhood and prospered, including Kim Clijsters, the Belgian star who won the US Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011 after the birth of her daughter, Jada, in 2008.

Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks". She won the Australian Open in January, beating her sister Venus in straight sets to claim her 23rd major title.

Serena's 6-4, 6-4 win in the final at the Rod Laver Arena saw her edge ahead of Steffi Graf as the holder of the most grand slam titles in the Open Era - 23 titles.

Her inactivity saw her drop to second in the world rankings.

Only Australian Margaret Court has won more, capturing 24.

The pregnancy will see her miss the French Open beginning May 22. Another considered her a "legend" for beating out the best players in the world while pregnant. "If you are a tennis player, it's a problem", Young said. Serena took eight months off before making a triumphant 2004 return at Miami.

He said in a statement: "We're excited for Serena". Or she could look at her time away as an opportunity, the same way Roger Federer approached his break last year, and view it as a chance to rejuvenate her body and mind after so many years on tour.

Former No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, missed most of the 2016 season to have a baby and is expected to return to the tour this summer. Court, an Australian, won the last three of those titles in 1973 after giving birth to a son, Danny, in 1972. Maria Sharapova will return to competition on Wednesday in Germany after a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

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