Serena Williams is already bonding with her baby.

On Monday, the tennis champ took to Instagram to share a sweet message with her unborn child. Posing for a selfie with her growing bump on full display, Williams wrote, “My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year.”

She continued, “But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy.”

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Williams sparked pregnancy rumors earlier this month when she posed for a Snapchat wearing a yellow one-piece and captioned the shot, “20 weeks.” This is her first child with fiance and Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian.

My only regret is not pointing my toe sorry coach Garry 🙈

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The couple announced their engagement in December 2016 and has not yet to share their plans for a wedding date.

It has been reported that Williams plans to take a break from tennis for the rest of the year to enjoy motherhood.

Serena Williams shared an emotional message to her unborn child in a heartwarming post on Instagram Instagram/Serena Williams
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