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Serena Pregnant :)

Post by JuliusHMarx on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9:13 am

Congratulations to Serena Williams on her expectant motherhood!

As a side-note it means she won the AO whilst pregnant.

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Post by Henman Bill on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 1:30 pm

I wonder if she knew at the time.

Stands at Court 24, Serena 23, Graf 22.

However Court won hers in the 1960s an era where in the men's game the slams were second tier events. However,I'm not sure if the same was true for women. Was there much of a professional circuit? Anyway, Court was still cleanng up at the slams in the open era, including a CYGS in 1970.

Court was absent from the tour for most of 1972 due to the birth of her own first child, before coming back and winning 3 slams in 1973, then being absent again for her second child in 1974, and then back again in 1975 reaching some slam QFs and SFs in singles and doubles titles, then third child in 1976 absent, then back in 1977 very briefly but then retired permanently after learning that she was expecting her fourth child.

However Court, born 1942, was much younger than Serena when she learned of the birth of a child so it may have been easier to come back.

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Post by barrystar on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 5:00 pm

Henman Bill wrote:I wonder if she knew at the time.

I'll bet she did - when my wife became pregnant she knew something was up pretty much straightaway.

I think @PseudoFed put it very amusingly on twitter when he said:

Congratulations to @serenawilliams on her latest news. You've done something I could never do
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Post by Nadalnation on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9:35 pm

This must be the end for her. She'll be close to 37 if/when she plans to come back.


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Post by laverfan Yesterday at 3:43 am

Congratulations to Serena and Alexis. clap clap

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Post by sirfredperry Yesterday at 2:13 pm

Nastase came out with a somewhat tasteless remark about Serena's baby and then got sent right out of the stadium during his captaincy of Romania in their Fed Cup match against GB today, allegedly for bad behaviour.
Konta was left in tears and the match suspended for a time, before she came back to win the last five games to level the tie at 1-1.

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