Los Angeles: Tennis great Serena Williams hinted Wednesday that she’s expecting her first child, posting a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks.”

The photo, captured by US media, shows Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump.

Williams, 35, hasn’t played since beating her sister Venus in the final of the Australian Open in January to clinch a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

She cited a knee injury in pulling out of tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami in March.

In December she announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, first sharing that news on the Reddit social media site. -- AFP

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Tennis great Serena Williams hinted April 19 that she's expecting her first child, posting a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks”. The photo, captured by US media, shows Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump.Williams, 35, hasn't played since beating her sister Venus in the final of the Australian Open in January to clinch a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. AFP pix