ince news of Serena Williams’ pregnancy broke on Wednesday, the 23 time Grand Slam winner, who has time again confounded fans and detractors alike in her incomparable career, has been dubbed Superwoman.
Williams took to social media to announces that she is 20 weeks pregnant and that meant she won her 23rd Grand Slam title, the Australian Open, without dropping a set in January while she was carrying her first child at 35.
But the tennis star is not the first athlete to compete at the highest level while carrying a child.
The New Age Sports Reporter looks at some of the women who did the same before and how did they fare. Smith-Puzo is a two-time Olympian field hockey player and she competed in the 2011 Four Nations tournament while three months pregnant. The tournament was held in Argentina. The American ice hockey player on the right competed not aware that she was pregnant with her first child in 1998. It was the first year hockey became an Olympic sport and her side was the first to be crowned champions. The 28yearold runner who represented USA in the 2012 London Olympics and competed USA and in the USATF’s Outdoor Track Field Championships 800m race while she was 34 weeks pregnant in her home country in 2014.