"It just doesn't seem real. I don't know why.
Am I having a baby?" Williams, 35, said in the interview
released on Tuesday.
The No. 1 ranked tennis player, interviewed in May when she was
six months pregnant, said she had made no preparations.
"I don't know what to do with a baby... I've done absolutely
nothing for the baby room," she said.
Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian,
confirmed in April that she was expecting a baby in the fall
after posting on Snapchat, and then deleting, a picture of
herself in a swimsuit with the caption "20 weeks."
She said she would take maternity leave through the remainder of
Williams told Vanity Fair she found out she was pregnant about a
week before winning her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament
singles title at the Australian Open in January.
She said she had felt off her game but thought her hormones were
acting up. A friend suggested she take a pregnancy test and when
it came back positive she "did a double take and my heart
dropped. Like literally, it dropped."
She took five more home tests and later presented all six to
Ohanian, who was as shocked as she was. She said her fiance now
was earnestly preparing and already has a tip jar he puts money
into whenever he uses profanity so he will not utter it around
Williams gave no dates but said she expects to return to the
circuit as soon as January, adding "I don't think my story is
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Marguerita Choy)
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