It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby

She sat in shade at Court Philippe Chatrier during older sister Venus' second-round match.

PARIS (AP) - Venus Williams may have revealed the gender of sister Serena Williams' baby during a post-match interview at the French Open this week.

On Wednesday, her sister Venus appeared to have accidentally given the news away during a post-match interview at the French Open. "I did not grow up with brothers, only sisters and we all say 'she" more than 'he.' Unless I'm joking with my dad or Alexis and I'm trying to con something out of them too.

Serena had said she was keeping the baby's sex a surprise for the actual delivery, so maybe Venus is just speculating aloud that it might be a girl.

Meanwhile defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza had to claw her way back from a set down to survive a scare from talented Anett Kontaveit and move into the third round with 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win. She took a seat in the stands with her baby [girl?!], where she looked cute and casual in a white t-shirt and black sunnies.

Shortly after her pregnancy announcement, she confirmed that she would be on maternity leave from tennis until the start of the 2018 season.

"I love being here and I love playing on this court", said the 36-year-old Williams, who is playing at Roland Garros for the 20th time, a record in the Open era.

"Pregnant or not, no-one knew and I was supposed to win that tournament".

Regardless of whether or not Serena welcomes a boy or girl into the world, we hope baby is happy and healthy - because, at the end of the day, that's all that really matters.

"Of course, we're always like, every day it's like, Baby V, Baby Esher, Baby Lyn", she added, naming her other sisters.

She is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. She said: "We're waiting. We call it 'baby'". Mertens has a chance to make her first ever grand slam fourth round appearance. Every time I play, I'm expected to win.

She also received support from fellow players, with Australian Sam Stosur calling her comeback "remarkable".

  • Carolyn Briggs