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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. A spokeswoman for Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 19, 2017: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall." Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Serena Williams said she didn't mean to tell the world she's pregnant


Serena Williams' announcement that she is pregnant quickly dominated social media. But apparently she never meant for a big reveal.

Williams sad during a TED conference in Vancouver on Tuesday that the photo was meant to be private, but she pressed the wrong button and posted it to Snapchat for the world to see, Reuters reports.

She said she found out she was pregnant two days before January's Australian Open, which she went on to win.

I was just saving them (for myself). I've been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped.
Serena Williams

Williams said the pregnancy was a bit of a distraction during the tournament, but knew she was "supposed to win that tournament." 

She will be on maternity leave for the remainder of the 2017 season but expects to return to the court next year. 

Since the reveal, Williams has posted heartwarming messages to her unborn child on Instagram.

Serena Williams wins at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 28, 2017. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Dita Alangkara.)

Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. She is still the world's top-ranked tennis player. 

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