April 20 (UPI) -- She managed to win the 2017 Australian Open while eight weeks pregnant, but Serena Williams will miss the rest of the season, according to her spokeswoman.
Kelly Bush Novak told the New York Times that Williams is benched for the 2017 tennis circuit. "Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that that is clear," Bush Novak told the Times Wednesday.
Williams is 20 weeks pregnant. She posted a photo in a one-piece swimsuit Wednesday on Snapchat with a caption that read: "20 weeks." She later deleted the post.
"We're excited for Serena," WTA chief executive Steve Simon told CNN. "This is wonderful news and we wish her the very best. We'll look forward to seeing her when she's back competing again."
Williams, 35, announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in December. The couple announced the engagement on Reddit.