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Serena Williams announces at Met Gala that she's pregnant with second child

Serena Williams is expecting her second child with husband Alexis Ohanian, seen here at Monday's Met Gala in New York. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is pregnant with her second child.

The recently retired tennis great announced the news on Instagram around Monday's Met Gala. She posted an image of herself standing alongside her husband, Alexis Ohanian, with a thank you note to gala host and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

"Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala," the caption read.

There was nobody in the picture other than Williams and Ohanian. The couple then made their way to the red carpet, where they further confirmed the news.

retired from professional tennis after the 2022 US Open, concluding a career that included an open-era record 23 Grand Slam titles. Since her retirement, she's declined to close the door on making a comeback.

Williams famously won the 2017 Australian Open for her 23rd and final Grand Slam while eight weeks pregnant with her daughter Olympia, who is now 5 years old.