The sports world got what it thought was major news on Wednesday when Serena Williams posted what appeared to be a nice little baby bump to Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", insinuating she was almost five months pregnant.
The 23-time major victor posted a selfie of a small baby bump with the caption "20 weeks".
She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The 2012 Olympic Gold medalist (she has also won three Gold medals in doubles with Venus) has won the Miami Open eight times - most recently in 2015.
Sports Illustrated noted that the post was deleted a just few minutes after it was posted.
She has bestrode tennis like a colossus and now it looks like she may have won the Australian Open, while in the early stages of pregnancy. Her reps have yet to confirm she is with child.
"Serena Williams will have a new pride & joy to hug and call her own soon!"
Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child and here is the adorable baby bump picture to prove it.
With nearly $29 million in salary and sponsorship earnings, including from Nike Inc and PepsiCo Inc, Williams ranked as the top paid female athlete in the world past year on a list compiled by Forbes magazine.
"This just adds another dimension to Serena the person", said Jim Andrews, senior vice president with IEG, a WPP Plc unit that tracks sponsorship spending.
Congratulations are in order about the news that Serena Williams is pregnant! Technically, she hasn't said she's actually pregnant either, leading to at least a little speculation that maybe she's pulling one over on her fans.
"That's something I've always wanted since as long as I could remember", she said.
Williams' 23 Grand Slam singles titles are a record for the Open era, which began in 1968.