Once news became official that Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child, her colleagues flooded Twitter with their congratulations, while she posed in Mexico accompanied by a quote from Spiderman (of course).
Andy Roddick was one of the first to reach out:
There's gonna be a baby GOAT ..... We are so happy, and we know @serenawilliams will be a great mother— andyroddick (@andyroddick) April 20, 2017
And his wife Brooklyn Decker is nothing short of in awe of the fact that Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant.
She won a grand slam pregnant. I needed Andy to dress me, carry me, and delicately place me on the toilet when I was 4 weeks pregnant. https://t.co/gxXaj6VVDF— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) April 20, 2017
Williams will rise to No. 1 once the rankings roll out on Monday, replacing Angelique Kerber.
@serenawilliams ????❤ ????!! You will be such an amazing mother and I wish your family health and happiness for the best journey in the world ????— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) April 20, 2017
Williams' friend Caroline Wozniacki is looking forward to her designated aunt duties.
"Auntie Caro" sounds pretty good to me☺️???? Everyone around me getting pregnant! What a beautiful time ????????❤️????????????????????????— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 20, 2017
Teenager Naomi Osaka made this royal connection:
New mother Victoria Azarenka was thrilled for Williams, while adding she hopes the 23-time Grand Slam champion returns. Chris Evert, herself a champion of 18 majors, was excited for what's ahead:
A baby and a wedding? A VERY special year ahead for @serenawilliams So happy for her new journey...— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 19, 2017
Fellow legend Martina Navratilova believed the good news:
Twitter Is Thrilled By Serena William's Pregnancy Announcement- I guess it's official now- CONGRATS to you both!:) https://t.co/NrFNQgb1Es— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) April 20, 2017
And Williams will be in need of some baby clothes after all:
The 35-year-old is due in the fall and will not play again in 2017.