London - Luxembourg's Mandy Minella is playing at Wimbledon
while four and a half months pregnant, it was reported on Tuesday, as the
31-year-old prepares to join Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka as a tennis
Minella lost 6-1, 6-1 to Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone
but she caught the eye with her loose-fitting dress covering a small bump.
"Wimbledon is my last tournament this season,"
Minella, whose baby is due at the end of the year, told reporters.
The world number 82 posted a picture on her Facebook account
on Tuesday showing husband and coach Tim Sommer kneeling in front of her on a
Wimbledon court, kissing her stomach.
Minella is also due to play women's doubles with Latvia's
Defending champion Serena Williams is expecting her first
child in September and is sitting out the tournament this year.
Fellow former world number one Azarenka only returned to the
tour in June after giving birth to son Leo in December and reached the second
round of Wimbledon on Monday evening.