Serena Williams announced her pregnancy in a snapchat post on Wednesday, which was later confirmed by her rep. Her snapchat post was captioned “20 weeks”, which would mean that she was approximately 2 months pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January, making it her 23rd Grand Slam Tournament Win. Serena announced her engagement to fiancé Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, in December.
The internet has, of course, been in hysterics. Here’s a round-up of some of the best reactions so far.
Serena’s superhero status is officially confirmed:
Serena Williams unborn baby has already won a Australian open yet you cant even make it to a 8am class
— Chas (@Welchas2) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open & never lost a set. Not one. Remind me again who is supposedly the weaker sex?
— Bridget Liszewski (@BridgetOnTV) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australia Open in Jan. but I cant even get out of bed when I’m on my period. Sis is superwoman
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 19, 2017
There was general celebration at the fact that Beyonce is also pregnant:
I get to exist in an era when Beyonce & Serena Williams are pregnant at the same time. Goddess is so good. pic.twitter.com/gIqSk6oWWq
— Misandrist Plague (@SoualiganAmazon) April 19, 2017
We have a new international holiday to celebrate:
Serena appreciation day, because casually Serena Slamming while preggers cause it’s so whatever pic.twitter.com/QkwbJ3XkqL
— S’thembile Cele (@SthembileCel) April 20, 2017
Shade was thrown towards other people in the tennis world:
This Serena Williams news has just reminded me of the time Andy Murray stopped a match because there was a feather on the court. Anyway
— Imogen Dunlevie (@ImogenDunlevie) April 19, 2017
She also announced the news on major competitor Maria Sharapova’s birthday:
Maria Sharapova: Its my bir
Serena Williams: pic.twitter.com/TrIx6rmz1I
— 23! (@EvaUnit_0_1) April 20, 2017
Serena Williams casually announced her pregnancy on Maria Sharapova’s birthday. She’s been around Beyoncé too much.
— Muscle Flexbrook (@Kontra402) April 19, 2017
People were also ready for the haters:
Me watching out for the first Serena Williams troll to be like “Her Australian open title isn’t a single’s title. She was helped by foetus!” pic.twitter.com/eeNfOjIWkW
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) April 19, 2017