Serena Williams announced on Snapchat on Wednesday she was pregnant.
Williams, 35, signed for Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December.
Williams posted a photo on Snapchat on Wednesday morning with the caption “20 weeks.”
Serena Williams is pregnant!! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/u2RfhSzlcB
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 19, 2017
She has not played a tournament since then, withdrawing from events in Indian Wells, Calif., and Miami last month, citing a knee injury. She is ranked No. 2 in the world, but will return to No. 1 next week despite the absence.
She is on the entry list for the Madrid Open, a major clay-court event that begins May 5.
In December, Williams announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Reddit. He is a co-founder of that site.
In early March, she pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, citing a knee injury. Her last competitive match was the Australian Open final, a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her sister Venus.