Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.
The American, who is skipping the rest of the year after announcing last week that she was pregnant, took to social media to offer her first public thoughts on impending motherhood.
‘My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace,’ the 35-year-old who owns 23 grand slam titles, said on Instagram.
‘I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year,’ she continues.
‘But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you… once again today. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. – Your Mommy.’
The champ is currently on a romantic holiday with her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in Mexico.
She also SnapChatted a picture of herself Googling her name – and the rankings appearing.
‘I wonder if this is a first?’ she wrote.
Williams set off a day of frenzied speculation last Wednesday with a selfie posted on social media — posing for a photo in a yellow one-piece swimsuit on Snapchat — with the caption ‘20 weeks’.