'Olympia is getting a sibling!': Fans believe Serena Williams is sporting a baby bump after she walks Vogue runway
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: Serena Williams may have announced her retirement, but the former No 1 woman tennis player has kept rumor mills abuzz with the speculation that she's having another baby after walking the Vogue World runway.
The event was a celebration of 130 years of the iconic magazine at Fulton Street in downtown Manhattan. Serena opened the show on Monday, September 12 by walking the runway in curve-skimming custom Balenciaga tank dress with a cape in silver laminated jersey.
The 40-year-old tennis champion was also joined by model sisters Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid at Vogue World's grand finale. Wearing similar silver outfits, the trio walked the stage set to Lil Nas X's performance of 'Industry Baby'.
While Serena looked enthralling on the ramp, fans were quick to notice her belly visible underneath the cape. Fans believed the mother of one was sporting a baby bump. While there is no offical confirmation about the same, fans couldn't control their excitement.
One Instagram user wrote, "Serena's so pregnant," while another added, "oh wow. I had no idea she was pregnant again. aww congrats to her. she deserve." A third chimed in, "mama is glowing looking like Venus. Congratulations," a third wrote, as another echoed the sentiment, "Didn't know she was expecting again. Congrats." A fourth commented, "Olympia is getting a sibling! I hope Serena has an uneventful pregnancy and delivery."
The rumors that Serena might be pregnant with her husband Alexis Ohanian's second child comes after her retirement announcement. Serena said, "In the last year, Alexis and I have been trying to have another child, and we recently got some information from my doctor that put my mind at ease and made me feel that whenever we’re ready, we can add to our family." while speaking to Vogue.
Serena added, “I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again as an athlete. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out.”
Serena became a professional in 1995 at the age of 14 after learning tennis from her father on the public tennis courts in Los Angeles, and as a teenage sensation, she won her first grand slam championship at the US Open at the age of 17. She and her sister, Venus, created one of the best doubles teams in history, winning 14 grand slam women's doubles titles. Being the first female African American grand slam champions since Althea Gibson in 1958, gives their accomplishments even more significance. They have both dominated a sport that is largely played by White, upper-class people and is considered excessively expensive.