It’s a Girl! Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Welcome Daughter


Serena Williams‘ entertaining territory usually gained a new member.

The tennis champ has welcomed her first child — a daughter! — with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, mixed outlets report.

Baby lady arrived Friday, Sept. 1 during St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, weighing in during 6 lbs., 13 oz., according to a Tweet from WPBF-25 news writer Chris Shepherd.

“Obviously I’m super excited. Words can’t describe,” sister Venus told ESPN moments before stepping on to a justice for her U.S. Open compare in Queens, New York Friday afternoon.

Beyoncé took to Instagram to send her well-wishes, posting a print of Williams during her pregnancy with a difference “Congratulations Serena!”

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PEOPLE confirmed Williams’ pregnancy in Apr after a 35-year-old inadvertently suggested on Snapchat that she was 20 weeks along. Williams and Ohanian, 34, were engaged in December.

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Ahead of their daughter’s birth, a integrate suggested that they were opting to leave the baby’s sex a surprise, nonetheless both common that they felt they were carrying a girl.

“[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a lady since all that that baby went by and rubbed like a champ, usually a woman could be clever enough to take on,” Ohanian pronounced during a late-night speak uncover appearance in early August.

The pro contestant echoed her fiancé’s sentiment to Vogue in a Sep issue, revealing, “I have a clever suspicion that it’s a girl.”

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Preparing for a biggest journey yet.

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In the same interview, Williams also certified that she was “nervous” about giving birth, lamenting, “I’m not a open chicken.”

“The one thing we unequivocally want is an epidural, that we know a lot of people are against, though I’ve had surgeries galore, and we don’t need to knowledge any some-more pain if we can equivocate it,” Williams added.

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She was also concerned about motherhood in general, pity that she didn’t feel like “a baby person.”

“That’s something we have to work on,” Williams said. “I’m so used to me-me-me, holding caring of my health, my body, my career. we always ask, ‘Am we going to be good enough?’ “