World tennis number two Serena Williams is pregnant and due in the autumn, her representative has confirmed.
The 35‑year‑old had earlier posted a picture of herself on Snapchat posing in a mirror with the message: “20 weeks”, before deleting the post.
The American, who won an Open‑era record 23rd Grand Slam in Australia in January, will miss the rest of the season.
This includes three Grand Slams ‑ the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
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