Whoops! Serena Williams Didn't Mean To Tell The World About Her Pregnancy Via Snapchat

Whoops! Serena Williams Didn't Mean To Tell The World About Her Pregnancy Via Snapchat
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If you've ever posted a confidential Snapchat to your story by mistake (you poor thing), you can TOTALLY relate to Serena Williams' pregnancy announcement fail.

In an interview with CBS' Gayle King at a #TEDTalks conference in Vancouver Tuesday, the 35-year-old tennis champ revealed she posted that internet-breaking photo of her baby bump on Snapchat last week BY ACCIDENT. 

Serena said she had been taking pictures of her bump every week after finding out that she was pregnant just two days before the Australian Open in January, and was just saving the photos for herself. 

"On social media, you press the wrong button and thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I'm like, 'That's weird,' " she explained at the talk.

Serena wasn't *too* flustered by her gaffe, though — she told King that she was going to announce her pregnancy a few days later anyway.

By the way, in case you hadn't figured it out yet: Serena finding out she was pregnant right before the Australian Open means she had won her 23rd Grand Slam WHILE WITH CHILD. No big deal. 👑

"It wasn't very easy," she said of her accomplishment, as the BBC reported. "You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant — they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out. I had to really take all that energy and put it in a paper bag, so to say, and throw it away."

Serena said she knew people expected her to win that tournament whether she was pregnant or not, so she just had to suck it up and put her game face on.

"Every time I play, I'm expected to win. If I don't win, it's actually much bigger news," she said.

There won't be any more Grand Slams for Serena, at least not in the very near future: She'll be on maternity leave for the rest of the 2017 season. 

But thanks to Venus Williams, her sister and her inspiration, Serena's leave of absence won't be a permanent one.

"If she's still playing, I know I can play," Serena said. "This (motherhood) is just a new part of my life. My baby's going to be in the stands and hopefully cheering for me and not crying too much."

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