Fri, Apr 21, 9:32am by Head Editor
She’s one of the greatest athletes of our time and after Serena Williams announced she was pregnant, it didn’t take long for the tennis world to start talking up the prospect of the next generation Williams– no pressure kid!
Making the announcement on Snapchat with a photo, the 35-year-old superstar, who has the second most Grand Slam titles in history, confirmed she was 20 weeks pregnant and will sit out the rest of the season.
Interestingly, only three mothers have ever won a Grand Slam, and two of them were Australian, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong. The third is Belgian Kim Clijsters.
Court, who lost the 1971 Wimbledon final to Goolagong when pregnant with her first child Daniel, missed most of the ‘72 season. She returned to the tour as a mother in 1973, claiming the Australian, French and US Open crowns, before losing at Wimbledon in the semi-finals.
Court was 27 when she won those three slams in 1970, and while Serena will be 36 by the time she returns to the court, you’d be a brave person to write off the champ. She’s a $4 chance to win at least one more Grand Slam.
Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen said “the Williams’ gene pool is about as good as you can get for producing a tennis champion so Serena’s baby should be blessed with a big serve and powerful groundstrokes.”
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