Serena Williams Won the Australian Open While She Was Pregnant

Serena Williams announced she is pregnant with her first child on Wednesday.

Serena Williams celebrates her win at the 2017 Australian Open.
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Serena Williams celebrates her win at the 2017 Australian Open.

It’s already been a big 2017 for Serena Williams, and it’s still only April.

At the top of the year, she announced that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Then, she followed that up by going out and winning the Australian Open and setting a new record for most Grand Slam wins in the process. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, Serena just revealed that she won that tournament while she was pregnant with her first child.

Serena took to Snapchat on Wednesday morning to reveal that she is 20 weeks pregnant, which means she was with child at the time she snapped Steffi Graf’s Grand Slam record.

Serena Williams is pregnant!! ❤️❤️

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 19, 2017

People are always amazed by what Serena is able to do on the court, but they’re extra amazed after finding out that she cruised through the Australian Open without running into any issues at all while pregnant:

Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in.

— Elle Misdemeanor Harmony (@noelleharmony) April 19, 2017

Congrats to Serena and her soon-to-be husband. That baby already has at least one incredible story to tell.

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