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Serena Williams prepares for wedding with weekend bridal shower

The sports ace is due to give birth this autumn.

Pregnant tennis superstar Serena Williams recently celebrated her upcoming wedding with a weekend-long bridal shower in Miami, Florida.

The sports ace shared the news of her pregnancy via Snapchat last month (Apr17), and it appears she and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are preparing to walk down the aisle sooner rather than later.

Serena was joined by 20 of her closest friends and family, including her mother Oracene, and sisters Venus, Lyn, and Isha, for a stay at the 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach wellness retreat last weekend (05-07May17), where they counted down the mum-to-be's final days as a single lady.

"The shower really reflected Serena's girly and detail-oriented personality," her friend and event planner Val Vogt of VLV Group tells People.com. "There were lots of surprises for her throughout the weekend."

Her pal Lara Shriftman adds: "It was a really magical weekend with a lot of love for Serena."

During the getaway, Serena's group took part in relaxing yoga and meditation classes and enjoyed spa treatments, before climbing aboard a private yacht for a cruise around Miami.

The bridal shower also featured a party in a luxury suite, where her loved ones arranged for a pinata bearing the cartoon likeness of Serena and her groom-to-be Alexis, and a special brunch, where a photo booth was set up, allowing guests to pose in a Polaroid-style frame, which had the words "Serena's Bridal Shower" along the top and "Miss to Mrs" at the bottom.

Serena announced her engagement to Alexis in December (16), and is due to give birth to their first child this autumn (17).

The couple has yet to reveal any wedding details.

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