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Serena Williams My Preggo Pic Was Posted Totally by Accident

4/25/2017 6:56 PM PDT
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Serena Williams just confirmed her pregnancy announcement was made by accident ... but was only off by about 5 or 6 days.

The tennis star admitted to the social media flub Tuesday at a TED Talks conference in Vancouver with Gayle King -- where she said she had meant to take the pic in private ... but somehow blasted it out to the world.

Serena told Gayle ... "On social media, you press the wrong button and thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.’" 

Doesn't sound like she regrets the early announcement -- she said she was gonna publicly disclose it a few days later anyway. The news also came on the heels of her rising back to No. 1 in the women's tennis rankings ... which ain't bad for someone who hasn't played since January.

Unfortunately, it wasn't without controversy either. She had to deal with haters like former tennis pro Ilie Nastase, who made a racist comment about her future baby. Serena shut him down like a champ, though.

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Serena Williams Writes Touching Message to Baby

4/24/2017 6:18 AM PDT
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Serena Williams is opening up about her pregnancy -- with an emotional message to her unborn child describing how the experience is changing her life.

"My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had," Williams writes.

"You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you."

She also mentions the fact she's moved back to #1 on the newest WTA rankings -- a ranking list that happened to be released on her fiancee's birthday.

"I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On [Alexis Ohanian's] bday. from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy."

Serena Williams' Baby Will Be A Bo Jackson Super-Athlete ... Says Glen Davis

4/20/2017 8:53 AM PDT
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Serena Williams' baby will be one the most physically gifted super-athletes of ALL TIME ... so says Glen "Big Baby" Davis.

Here's the deal -- Serena is arguably the greatest female athlete who ever lived. Her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, is 6'5" and smart (he's one of the co-founders of Reddit).

And with their super-DNA combined, Davis says he's convinced the result will be an ultra-smart, ultra-talented, insanely gifted Bo Jackson-style baby.

No pressure, kid!

Serena Williams Rep Confirms Baby On the Way ... Finally

4/19/2017 4:06 PM PDT
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Serena Williams' rep is finally confirming -- after an oddly long delay -- the tennis superstar and her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, are expecting their first child.

No shocker here ... our sources told us it was true when Serena posted the shot of herself with the caption, "20 weeks." Her rep just released this statement: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall."

Here's the thing ... it's been about 7 hours since Serena let the cat out of the bag on Snapchat.

Hell, she might be 21 weeks pregnant by now! In any event ... mazel tov.

Serena Williams I'm 20 Weeks Pregnant!!

4/19/2017 8:34 AM PDT
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Serena Williams is 5 months pregnant, and even though she just announced it to the world ... she's barely showing.

She just posted a profile pic of herself in a one-piece swimsuit and captioned it, "20 weeks."

Sources connected to Serena tell us it's exactly what it looks like ... she IS pregnant, even though her reps aren't confirming yet.

Serena got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian back in December. If ya do the math, it kinda adds up. Looks like they might be celebrating with a vacay.

Congrats to Serena and Alexis -- and also to every other female tennis player! Your chances of winning a tournament this year just went up.

Tennis Star Milos Raonic Warms Up for Tourney With Smokin' Hot Model GF

3/21/2017 9:43 AM PDT

It's sunny and 75 in Miami ... so tennis pro Milos Raonic decided to hit the beach with his smokin' hot model girlfriend, Danielle Knudson, before his big tennis tourney this week.

Milos is in town for the Miami Open -- where he could face off with Rafael Nadal (if they both get far enough) ... so why not blow off some steam on the beach, right?

If Knudson looks familiar ... she's a pretty big model and also had a brief fling with Justin Bieber back in the day.

Roger Federer's Opponent Called Him An 'A-Hole' ... After Tennis Match

3/20/2017 5:30 AM PDT

Roger Federer is an "a**hole."

That's what his opponent told a stadium full of people at the BNP Paribas Open final this weekend ... but don't worry, they weren't exactly fighting words.

An emotional Stan Wawrinka was on the mic addressing the crowd -- and his good friend, Roger -- when he dropped this doozie.

"I would like to congratulate Roger ... he's laughing. He's an a**hole, but it's okay."

Federer continued laughing. 

As for Stan, he explained he was just drained after playing a tournament in the Indian Wells, CA heat. 

Can't say we blame him.

Tennis Star Gael Monfils Sure, I'm French But I've Never Heard Of Pepe Le Pew

3/11/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's a mind blowing video to make you rethink the direction of society ... Gael Monfils, one of the biggest tennis stars in France, just told TMZ Sports he has ZERO CLUE who Pepe Le Pew is.

For those of you who didn't have a childhood either, Pepe Le Pew is a hilarious French skunk, constantly in search of companionship, who was lovable, although incredibly rapey.

We got Monfils out at LAX and asked him what the French think of one of their most relevant cultural figures, when he then dropped the bomb on us that he had no clue of Pepe's influence.

What's worse is when Gael asked his two friends if they knew about Pepe, and they didn't either.

Kinda makes you rethink NATO. Viva Le Pepe.

Fired ESPN Tennis Analyst Suffers Heart Attack Blames Stress from 'Guerilla' Incident

3/1/2017 9:50 AM PST
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The ESPN tennis announcer who was fired after using the word "guerilla" during a Venus Williams match has suffered a heart attack ... and claims it was brought on by the stress surrounding the incident.

Doug Adler spoke with Clay Travis from "Outkick The Coverage" and said he was rushed to a hospital Tuesday and is still there today.

Adler says his doctors are largely blaming the heart attack on stress -- and Adler says it's because he was branded a racist by people who incorrectly believe he was referring to Williams as a "gorilla" during the Australian Open.

Travis mentions that Adler had previous heart conditions.

As we previously reported, Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination. He previously told TMZ Sports he's "anything but a racist."

UPDATE -- A rep for Adler says Doug did NOT have any previous heart conditions. 

The rep adds, "In fact, in Fall 2015 he had a heart test performed and his heart was fine."

Serena Williams Crashes Random Tennis Match ... Mind If I Play??

2/27/2017 9:14 AM PST
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Imagine you're playing some casual tennis with a friend ... and all of a sudden SERENA WILLIAMS shows up and asks if she can join in??

That's exactly what happened in San Francisco Sunday night ... when two guys lost their minds when the GOAT walked up to their court. 

Williams was taking an evening stroll at Mission Dolores Park with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, when she decided to make the pit stop ... just to see how the guys would react. 

It was cool -- Serena came onto the court and posed for pics -- but she didn't play a full set with the guys because she didn't have the proper footwear. 

Wouldn't have mattered though ... Serena wins barefoot -- guaranteed. 

Genie Bouchard Agrees to 2ND DATE with Super Bowl Bet Guy

2/16/2017 6:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for Genie Bouchard ... the complete stranger she agreed to go on a date with after an online bet wasn't a complete weirdo -- in fact, she's down for a 2nd date!!

As we previously reported, the tennis superstar made a bet with the guy during the Super Bowl -- saying she'd go on a date with him when the Pats came back from that impossible 25 point deficit. They did. 

The two met in NYC for the first time Wednesday night and went to the Brooklyn Nets game -- and judging by the video, things went about as well as they could've gone!

Fired Tennis Announcer Sues ESPN I Never Called Venus Williams a 'Gorilla'

2/14/2017 10:58 AM PST
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There's a HUGE difference between "gorilla" and "guerrilla" when referring to Venus Williams -- so says ex-ESPN tennis announcer, Doug Adler, who claims he was wrongly fired after people THOUGHT he was being racist. 

Adler was calling a match between Venus and Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open last month when he claims he commented on an exchange by saying, "You see Venus move in and put the guerrilla effect on ... charging."

Adler says Twitter freaked out and misunderstood what he was trying to say -- wrongly interpreting the comment as racist. Instead, Adler says the term is NOT racist, but rather a "frequently used" word in tennis to describe an aggressive style of play. In fact, Adler says Nike ran a tennis campaign back in the '90s called "Guerrilla Tennis."

Adler says ESPN understood what he meant but made him apologize anyway ... only to fire him a short time later.

Adler says he's screwed professionally because of the way his termination played out in the media -- saying, "No one will hire a 'racist.'"

For the record, Adler says he's "anything but a racist."

He's suing for unspecified damages. 

Maria Sharapova Meet My New Publicist ... THE FONZ!!

2/9/2017 6:49 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

What do you do when Maria Sharapova has no answers for your questions? ASK THE FONZ ... 'cause Henry Winkler just stepped in for the tennis star and played publicist for her in L.A.

It all started when we got Maria at LAX, and wanted to know some really hard-hitting questions about her training regimen during her suspension and her mindset when she comes back.

Maria was mum ... but lucky for us, Henry Winkler showed up outta nowhere (literally, guy just appeared) and answered every burning question our photog had.

He really is the coolest guy ever.