Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

"I can't wait to meet you", she added. On @alexisohanian bday. from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. In February, the superstar singer posted a photo with her baby bump on Instagram to announce the news. She's been on vacation with Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian cozy up while on vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on April 21.

Serena Williams will return to tennis after her pregnancy, rather than retire, believes her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

In the last 12 months, Williams played only 7 events but even that was enough to claim the leading position with 7010 points.

Williams' post also contains a letter to her unborn child.

"You gave me the strength I didn't know I had". This despite not playing after her Australian Open victory and she was clearly ecstatic.

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates with the championship trophy during the awards ceremony after her victory against Venus Williams of the United States in the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2017.

"Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that that is clear", Williams' spokesperson Kelly Bush Novak told The New York Times about her plans to return next year.

A by-product of 35-year-old Williams announcing she was 20 weeks pregnant last week was that she claimed an Open-era record 23rd grand slam title, without dropping a set, in the early stages of gestation.

  • Angelo Rivera