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Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child!

What exciting news!

By Candice Mehta-Culjak

Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder.

The undisputed queen of tennis revealed the exciting news via Snapchat, by posting an image of herself captioned, “20 weeks.”

The image, which has since been deleted, shows the athlete pose side-on while wearing a bright yellow one-piece swimsuit.

In case you needed further evidence of her superhuman abilities (or a little helping hand with your calculations), that means the 23-time Grand Slam winner was approximately eight weeks pregnant when she took home yet another title at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Naturally, the internet has reacted brilliantly to the exciting life update:

In December, the 35-year-old became engaged to boyfriend Alexis Ohanian while holidaying in Italy.

Posting on Reddit, Serena shared a beautiful poem about the pair’s “full circle” romance alongside a cartoon of the engagement, including a whoppingly large - albeit cartoon - rock.

Borrowing Alexis’ Reddit username, the cartoon dubbed Serena as the “future Mrs Kn0thing.”

The whimsical engagement announcement.
The whimsical engagement announcement.

On her verified Reddit account, Serena penned, “I came home/ A little late/ Someone had a bag packed for me/ And a carriage awaited.”

"Destination: Rome/ To escort me to my very own 'charming'/ Back to where our stars first collided."She continued, "And now it was full circle/ At the same table we first met by chance/ This time he made it not by chance/ But by choice/ Down on one knee/ He said 4 words/ And I said yes."

Alexis responded to the post via his own Reddit account, writing, "And you made me the happiest man on the planet."

The engagement was also announced on Alexis’ Facebook page as the tech-giant linked to Williams' Reddit post, including the caption, "She said yes."

According to E! News, Serena’s friends and family are absolutely thrilled with the engagement.

One source told the publication that Serena’s friends are “so happy” for her.

"They've never seen Serena this happy before with a man. It sounds cheesy, but it was love at first sight."

"They laugh non-stop and that really fuels their relationship,” before adding, "They are on the same page in life and are excited to start something great with each other and build and grow a family," the insider added.

We can’t wait to hear more from soon-to-be family-of-three, congratulations again!

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