Serena Williams is reportedly set to sit out the remainder of the 2017 season after it was revealed she is pregnant.

The American, who is due to regain the No 1 world ranking next week posted a picture on Snapchat, with the caption “20 weeks” before deleting it.

The 35-year-old, who got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December, started a flurry of speculation following the post, especially as it would have meant she was around 8 weeks pregnant when she won her Australian Open title in January.

However, the pregnancy was confirmed later by Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak.

Cue an outpouring of well-wishers on social media. First, the players, past and present, got involved…

 

 

Then there were those in disbelief that Williams was pregnant during her 23rd Grand Slam success. First, Roddick’s wife…