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Pregnancy no barrier to sporting success

Serena Williams was two months pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January, joining an elite group of expectant stars who went on to taste success.

Pregnancy no barrier to sporting success

Serena Williams was two months pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January, joining an elite group of expectant stars who went on to taste success.

NOTABLE EXPECTANT SPORTING MUMS TO HAVE COMPETED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL:

* German skeleton racer Diana Sarto was nine weeks pregnant when she finished fourth at the 2006 Turin Olympics.


* Michelle den Dekker was four months pregnant with her first child when she captained the Australian netball team to victory at the 1995 World Netball Championships in England.

* Khatuna Lorig was four months pregnant when she represented the Unified Team and won the bronze medal in the archery teams event at the 1992 Olympics.

* Dutch dressage competitor Anky van Grunsven was five months pregnant when she won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

* Canadian curler Kristie Moore was five months pregnant when she claimed silver at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

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