TENNIS star Taylor Townsend revealed she is pregnant… only one month after reaching the US Open semi-finals.
The American, 24, uploaded an emotional video on Instagram to let her followers know of the thrilling information, ending off by holding a mini racket.
Taylor Townsend revealed she is anticipating her first baby in March only a month after enjoying on the US OpenCredit score: Instagram tay_taytownsend
She captioned the put up: “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
“Life has a humorous approach of placing you precisely the place you might be imagined to be. I’m so excited to embark on the journey of motherhood!!”
Within the video, Townsend listed a lot of her profession and life achievements whereas highlighting lots of the difficulties she has confronted.
She mentioned: “At 4 years previous I used to be informed I might by no means make it and I ought to stop.
“At 12 I grew to become the youngest-ever to win the Georgia state qualifier. At 15, I did not suppose I used to be ok, however I proved myself incorrect by profitable the junior Australian open in singles and in doubles.
“My whole life, my whole profession, I’ve heard you’ll be able to’t, you will not, and I’ve used it as a cause to struggle laborious and as motivation to maintain enjoying.
“I am certain this may not be any totally different, so I will need to show them incorrect once more.
“As a result of now I’ve the perfect cause ever to play. You would possibly suppose what I’ve finished thus far is spectacular, however simply wait till you see what I do subsequent.”
Townsend misplaced within the first spherical of the singles however reached the semi-finals of the doubles at Flushing Meadows in SeptemberCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
It’s not public data who the child’s father is as a result of she has been personal about her relationship standing.
Townsend – who additionally modified her Instagram bio to say ‘mother to be’ and took to her story with ‘preggo life’ updates – is the world No90 in singles and No66 in doubles.
And the Chicago-born ace performed in each tournaments on the US Open at Flushing Meadows.
She misplaced to compatriot Sachia Vickery 6-2 6-4 within the opening spherical of the singles however reached the semi-finals of the doubles with accomplice Asia Muhammad.
And along with her first child due in March, it means she was competing at tennis’ first post-lockdown Grand Slam already pregnant.
Serena Williams famously won the Australian Open in 2017 with baby Alexis Olympia on the way.
And Townsend seems set to hitch the likes of Williams, US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova as mums on the WTA circuit.
In 2018 the WTA modified the principles to freeze the rankings for girls who take time away from the game to have kids.