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A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE
Williams accidentally announced her pregnancy in April when she shared a photo of her bump on Snapchat. "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 later explained to Gayle King at a Ted Talks conference. "I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and… Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I'm like, 'That’s weird.' But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share]."
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STRONGER THAN EVER
A few days after breaking her pregnancy news, Williams shared a touching message she dedicated to her child with her Instagram followers. "My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn't know I had," she wrote. "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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Williams brought her gorgeous maternity style to the 2017 Met Gala. "It was a super-complicated, beautiful gown with a long train," the athlete's stylist Kesha McLeod told Refinery29. "Since it was such an avant-garde theme this year, Serena's belly basically was the avant-garde element; it was a defining fashion moment for Serena."
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FOREVER A KID
The pregnant champion took a trip to Disney World to check out the park's new Pandora - The World of Avatar attraction. Obviously, the occasion called for Na'vi influences on her maternity style.
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THE RIGHT STUFF
Also at Williams's bridal shower, the bride-to-be's guests surprised her with a herd of stuffed animals for her subsequent pajama party.
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Williams shared a series of Instagram photos of herself soaking in the sun in a black one-piece.
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ALL ABOUT COLOR
Williams dressed up her baby bump in a flowy outfit at the Formula One Grand Prix, where she hung out with Chris Hemsworth.
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The athlete flaunted her pregnancy glow on Instagram in May.
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PUPS AND BUMPS
According to Williams's Snapchat, her dog, Chip, already loves to cuddle with his future friend.
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The star wore a blue long-sleeved lace dress to the May launch of the Burberry DK88 Bag.
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THIS IS US
Oh, baby! The tennis star's growing bump peeked out from under her denim jacket in a May selfie.
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WALK LIKE A (PREGNANT) EYGPTIAN
Williams had some fun striking poses at a June SheKnows Media conference.
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ONE FOR ALL
Williams joined in on spreading awareness of Black Women's Equal Pay Day in a "Phenomenal Woman" T-shirt. "July 31 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which represents the number of days into 2017 a black woman must work to earn the same pay a white man made in 2016 — that's nearly 8 extra months! Black women are the cornerstone of our communities, they are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay," she wrote.
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Williams looked tranquil as she displayed her bare bump in August.
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