WNBA star Brittney Griner has filed for an annulment from fellow basketballer Glory Johnson, after only 28 days of marriage, claiming "fraud and distress." The news comes just a day after the couple announced they were expecting their first child.

Griner said, in a statement, on Friday: "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake."

Johnson's rep, meanwhile, says her client was blindsided by the filing: "Glory loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future. As a result she won't be playing this season. Glory wouldn't intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage. Obviously this marriage was about them starting their life together. Glory is the sweetest thing in the world and she was dedicated to their partnership. She knows how important marriage is and made a lifetime's commitment and decision to spend the rest of her life with Brittney."

The Tulsa Shock and Phoenix Mercury players were arrested in April for allegedly assaulting each other but proceeded with their marriage.