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Serena Williams accidentally revealed her pregnancy news

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Serena Williams has revealed that she accidentally announced that she was pregnant via Snapchat. The tennis champion, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, admitted that she had been using the app to keep a personal record of her pregnant, and accidentally ended up sending it. Speaking at a TED conference, she said: "I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm getting. I was just saving them (for myself). I've been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped."

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Serena accidentally shared a photo of her baby bump

She also spoke about winning the Australian Open while pregnant back in January, revealing that she discovered she was expecting her first child just two days before the start of the competition. "It wasn't very easy," she admitted. "You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant - they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out. I had to really take all that energy and put it in a paper bag, so to say, and throw it away. Pregnant or not, no-one knew and I was supposed to win that tournament. Every time I play, I'm expected to win. If I don't win, it's actually much bigger news."

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Serena is expecting her first child with Alexis

The mum-to-be recently shared a photo of her baby bump on Instagram, and captioned the sweet snap: "My dearest baby, you gave me the strength I didn't know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the player's box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you... once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. From the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. - your mommy."

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