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Serena Williams on why she doesn't want to find out her baby's gender

The tennis champion showed off her beautiful bump at the Met Gala 2017

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All eyes were on Serena Williams as she arrived at the Met Gala with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian – and her beautiful growing baby bump! The tennis women's world champion sported a radiant glow, dressing her curves in an emerald green gown by Atelier Versace. The question on everyone's lips was how was she feeling, and speaking to Vogue's contributing editor André Leon Talley, a relaxed Serena said, "Good, we have time," while Alexis added: "Really good."

When asked whether she was carrying a boy or a girl, Serena, who is due in the autumn, said: "We're waiting. It's a surprise. We call it 'baby'." The couple were asked whether they will settle down in San Francisco, where Alexis is based as co-founder of Reddit. "Well, that's the question of the hour, right?" said Serena, smiling and looking at her fiancé. Agreeing that it was a wonderful city, she added: "I couldn't be stuck in a more beautiful place."

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Serena and Alexis are keeping their baby's gender a surprise

Serena, 35, and Alexis, 34, announced their engagement in December after nearly two years of dating. The tennis star revealed she was pregnant in April, after accidentally sharing a photo of herself posing side-on and writing "20 weeks" on Snapchat. This meant that Serena was actually pregnant back in January when she won her 23rd Grand Slam in the Australian Open. Speaking at a TED conference, she explained: "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 showed off her bump in an emerald green gown

With the news out in the open, Serena has been proudly showing off her baby bump. She and Alexis recently enjoyed a babymoon to Mexico, where Serena posted a heartfelt tribute to her unborn child. Writing on Instagram, she posted: "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 players' 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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