Reactions To Serena Williams’ Pregnancy Show That The Tennis Star Is A Total Badass
Tennis star Serena Williams definitely has a lot to celebrate these days. In addition to winning a record-breaking 23 Grand Slam titles after the Australian Open in January, Williams also announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December, and now, she also appears to be pregnant. On Wednesday, Williams posted — and then promply deleted — a Snapchat photo of herself with the caption "20 weeks," according to Sports Illustrated, and although she hasn't officially confirmed the news, reactions to Serena Williams' pregnancy show that fans are beyond excited.
As far as athletes go, it's hard to find anyone more impressive than Williams. In addition to being the world's highest-paid female athlete, she has consistently been ranked number one in her sport since winning her first Grand Slam title almost two decades ago, according to The New York Times. Her pregnancy is pretty awesome news, but it might actually make her January win even more impressive. That's because, if Williams really is 20 weeks along, she would have actually been pregnant when she won the Australian Open. And given that that means that she still managed to totally dominate despite experiencing the often challenging ups and downs of early pregnancy, it's unsurprising that much of the social media commentary has also focused on the fact that, well, Williams is basically superhuman.
For the most part, the news that Serena Williams is expecting a baby had Twitter users rejoicing, offering their congratulations and best wishes to the tennis star:
Congratulations! @serenawilliams you are the greatest of all time 🙌🏾— Tiger Lily (@tigermakeuroar) April 19, 2017
SERENA WILLIAMS IS PREGNANT 😍— DANIELLE (@Danielledlt) April 19, 2017
Naturally, many also noted that, like Beyoncé, Williams' announcement of her procreation was yet another reason for the world to bow down to her greatness:
I can't deal with Serena Williams and Beyoncé being pregnant at the same time goodbye pic.twitter.com/V9L7jetSne— Hailey🌹✨💅🏾 (@haildash) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams and Beyonce are pregnant at the same time God bless America pic.twitter.com/oitEKrph71— Celia Bateman (@cinnamon_buns16) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams and Beyoncé are pregnant at the same damn time. Idk guys, God...she's sending a message. 3 saviours about to be born.— BUTTERFLY (@BeingEdna) April 19, 2017
So you're telling me Beyonce and Serena Williams' children are going to be best friends? What a time to be alive!— ε₫ω¡η (@EdwinJArocho) April 19, 2017
And then, of course, there were the people who were totally losing it over the fact that Williams probably won the Australian Open during her first trimester, even though most women (myself included) could barely get up off the damn couch thanks to morning sickness and general pregnancy-induced exhaustion:
Serena Williams really just traipsed through a Grand Slam draw with an entire human growing inside of her. Legend. Icon.— Brandon (@brandonlgtaylor) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams won a grand slam while she was pregnant so every man should probably shut up about everything forever.— Travon Free (@Travon) 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
Serena Williams won a Grand Slam while pregnant. I can hardly work a desk job after eating a burrito. Life comes at you fast.— Taylor Griffin (@griffhoop) April 19, 2017
Unfortunately though, as always inexplicably seems to be the case with Williams, the haters emerged too, making totally uncalled for remarks about her body. Because apparently even when you are stronger, more skilled, and way more naturally talented than most dudes, you still have to put up with endless commentary about your appearance:
Well I guess Serena Williams is not a man.... She pregnant— מלך מיכאל (@mki_judah) April 19, 2017
Thankfully plenty of people wasted no time putting those haters in their place:
Y'all gone stop disrespecting Serena Williams and calling her a man like she's not one of the most influential black female athletes ever🙄— baby ry✨ (@_theyloveryan) April 19, 2017
How can you hate off Serena Williams when you're doing nothing with your life?— EL ☥ (@thellicellis) April 19, 2017
All those who have been calling Serena Williams a man. See your lives.— MUMBA™ (@MtaitaMkauma) April 19, 2017
Chances are though, that Williams can't really be bothered with the opinions of Internet trolls, because she's clearly living her best life on a daily basis. And with the news that she and Ohanian are expecting a child, well, it sounds like things couldn't possibly be going better.
Of course, Williams doesn't even sort of have to prove her awesomeness to the world, but if it was even possible to be even more impressive than she already was, it seems like she has found a way.