Pregnant Serena Williams poses for photographs with fiance Alexis Ohanian

The Australian Open champion appears with prominent ‘baby bump’ at Met Gala event

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA (MAY 1, 2017)(REUTERS) – Serena Williams, her baby bump evident, attended the Met Gala on Monday (May 1) with her fiance Alexis Ohanian on Monday (May 1).

The 2017 Australian Open champion was wearing a green Atelier Versace gown. She smiled for the cameras, posing with Ohanian, who is a co-founder of Reddit.

On April 19 Williams confirmed that she is pregnant and expecting her first child later this year.

The 35-year-old player won her latest title in January while two months pregnant, and is expected to sit out the rest of the year, but her spokesperson has said Williams will be back on the tennis circuit in 2018.

The 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala attracts a host of celebrities, with many wearing elaborate and striking costumes.

This year’s event was themed “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” an homage to highly structured creations of the Japanese designer and her avant-garde label.