The selfie of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams displaying her baby bump. PHOTO | COURTESYThe selfie of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams displaying her baby bump. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

Tennis great Serena Williams’ announcement of her pregnancy on Wednesday has been received with a mixture of shock and excitement by her fans.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner made the announcement on Snapchat with a picture of herself captioned “20 weeks”.

“I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall. While Williams won’t play again this year, she looks forward to returning in 2018,” her publicist Kelly Bush Novak, was quoted by AFP while making an official announcement.

Williams’ social media post, which has since been taken down, showed the 35-year-old in a yellow swimsuit that revealed the baby bump.

The tennis star’s announcement set social media ablaze, with many weighing in on the possibility.

What has come as a shock to many of her fans is the fact that at 20 weeks Serena won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant.

Here are some of the reactions: