Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are on cloud nine! The couple welcomed a baby girl on Friday.
Serena’s sister Venus confirmed the big news to ESPN
Serena Williams gave birth to her first child on Friday in the middle of the US Open. Her sister Venus Williams confirmed the big news to ESPN. “I’m super excited. Words can’t describe” she said moments before her third-round match began.
The tennis pro delivered the baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder.
Beyonce congratulated her on Instagram posting photos of Williams during her pregnancy writing, “Congratulations Serena!” Many other took to Twitter to congratulate the couple on their newborn including Ciara, US Open Tennis, Chase, Wendy Williams and many more.
The 35-year-old revealed on Snapchat in April that she was 20 weeks along.
Serena and Alexis got engaged in 2016
Serena shocked everyone back in December 2016 when she announced that she got engaged with Alexis. The couple had never spoken about their relationship in the press until announcing their engagement news.
Williams first shared the news through her verified Reddit account, posting a sweet poem along with cartoon sketch of Alexis getting down on one knee. The poem reads:
I came home
A little late
Someone had a bag packed for me
And a carriage awaited
To escort me to my very own “charming”
Back to where our stars first collided
And now it was full circle
At the same table we first met by chance
But by choice
Down on one knee
He said 4 words
I said yes- Serena Willaims
In response to the poem he wrote in a comment, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”
Reportedly the pair met for the first time in Rome in May 2015, when she played the clay court tournament before the French Open. They were spotted together at dinner in San Francisco in November 2015.
Over the years, Ohanian has been the biggest cheerleader of Williams on social media, posting about her accomplishments both on & off the court.