Tennis Player Serena Williams Is Pregnant
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Earlier this year, many tennis fans were talking about the Australian Open finals. American tennis stars – and sisters – Serena and Venus Williams played each other in a so-called Grand Slam final for the first time since 2009.
Serena beat her older sister in two sets to win the Australian Open.
Little did we know, Williams was in her eighth week of pregnancy at the time.
This week, she posted a photo of herself wearing a yellow bathing suit on social media. On the photo she wrote "20 weeks."
Fans immediately started talking and debating. Was Serena pregnant?
A spokeswoman later confirmed Williams' pregnancy. She also confirmed that she would not play in tennis competitions for the rest of the year. The spokeswoman said Williams expects to return to tennis in 2018, however.
The baby is due sometime in the fall. Williams is set to marry internet businessman Alexis Ohanian.
Williams has not played since her win at the Australian Open. She reportedly had an injured knee.
The younger Williams sister holds the most-ever Grand Slam singles titles. Her win in Australia moved her ahead of Germany's Steffi Graf.
Many people could not believe Williams was able to win a major tournament while pregnant. Comedian Trevor Noah joked Williams had an unfair advantage in the match against Venus; she was actually playing "doubles" tennis while her sister was playing "singles."
A doctor told the BBC that being pregnant might have helped Williams in some ways. Some of the changes women go through in the first few weeks of pregnancy actually help improve physical performance, the expert said.
However, one fan on social media said she could barely get out of bed at that point in her pregnancy.
Another person joked Williams' fetus is already ranked 200th in the world in tennis.
In other tennis news, Russian Maria Sharapova starts her comeback next week after a 15-month suspension. She had not been permitted to play after taking the illegal drug meldonium. She will return to competition at a tournament in Germany.
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1.A doctor told the BBC that being pregnant might have helped Williams in some ways.
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2.Some of the changes women go through in the first few weeks of pregnancy actually help improve physical performance, the expert said.
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今年年初，很多球迷都在讨论澳网公开赛决赛 。美国网球明星姐妹花塞雷娜·威廉姆斯（Serena Williams，小威）和维纳斯·威廉姆斯（Venus Williams，大威）自2009年以来首次在大满贯决赛中交锋 。
不久，发言人确认了小威怀孕的传闻 。她还指出，小威将退出本赛季所有网球比赛 。但是这位发言人称，小威将于2018年重返网坛 。
宝宝的预产期是为今年秋天 。小威将与互联网大佬阿莱克西斯·奥哈尼安(Alexis Ohanian)喜结连理 。
自从赢得澳网公开赛后，小威就没再参加比赛 。有传闻称，她膝盖受伤 。
小威是史上大满贯单打胜场数最多的选手 。澳网的胜利使她超越了德国的施特菲·格拉芙 (Steffi Graf) 。
在怀孕的情况下还能摘得大型锦标赛冠军让众多球迷难以置信 。喜剧演员特雷弗·诺亚（Trevor Noah）调侃，小威与大威交锋时明显占据优势，她是双打（怀孕），而大威是单打 。
而医生对英国广播公司（BBC）表示，在某种程度上，怀孕让小威处于优势 。医生表示，在怀孕初期的几周内，女性身体发生的一些变化其实有助于提高身体机能 。
据其他网坛消息称，俄罗斯名将玛丽亚·莎拉波娃（Maria Sharapova）的15个月禁赛期将结束并于下周复出 。她因服用禁药米曲肼(meldonium)被禁止参赛 。她将在德国的一场锦标赛上重返网坛 。