Serena Williams, considered tennis’ greatest player of all time, revealed yesterday on her Snapchat account that she is 20 weeks pregnant with her first child, a fact later confirmed in an official statement by her publicist.
Tennis stars from around the world took to Twitter to congratulate Williams, some of them the 23-Major winner’s biggest rivals.
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was among the earliest to congratulate Williams:
So was former No.1 Andy Roddick.... and his model wife Brooklyn Decker, with whom he shares son Hank, joined in to crack a joke at her own expense:
Warm wishes came from Williams’ biggest rival in the past few years, World No. 1 Angelique Kerber!
And another member of the GOAT pantheon chimed in!
American professional Varvara Lepchenko joined the well-wishers:
‘Next big thing’ Naomi Osaka, whom Serena herself has described as one of the next big tennis stars, was all smiles for her idol:Published 21 Apr 2017, 06:59 IST