The sexist and racist responses to Serena Williams' pregnancy

Image Serena Williams  Instagram

Image Serena Williams Instagram

Williams announced her pregnancy earlier this month via a Snapchat photo of her bump, which was captioned, "20 weeks".

The tennis pro, 35, attended the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening in a gorgeous emerald green gown that highlighted her burgeoning baby bump and featured a plunging neckline.

"I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going", she explained during her TED Talk. "I can't wait to meet you". She wrote: "My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn't know I had". I can't wait for you to join the players box next year.

The lack of consistency among the world's best players also suggests tennis fans may see a number of different players rise high.

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Williams read a prepared final statement , apologizing to the families he "senselessly wronged and deprived of their loved ones". Media witnesses say there was audible "coughing and jerking" even though the microphone inside death chamber was turned off.

Serena recently revealed she had actually accidentally announced her pregnancy. Williams replied, "That's the question of the hour, right?" when asked, while her partner positively beamed.

Serena totally served this look, just like she does on the tennis court.

Speaking at a press conference in Melbourne during the Australian Open, Williams took a minute to reflect on her recent engagement to Ohanian. "I really haven't thought about it too much, because I wasn't even really gonna think about it until after the tournament. You keep awesome me". "I couldn't be stuck in a more attractive place".

The idea that having a child will hinder Williams' career is rooted in sexist assumptions about mothers and being subject to a joke about the color of her baby is incredibly racist.

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