On Friday, 1 September, news broke that 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their baby girl into the world. At 6 pounds, 13 ounces, it was reported that both mother and daughter are doing well.
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With congratulations pouring in from Serena’s US Open Tennis family to her friends and the Queen B herself, the internet was abuzz this weekend upon hearing the news.
Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!! https://t.co/u4edTrqIbB— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 1, 2017
Congratulations to my girl @SerenaWilliams & Alex Ohanian on your new baby girl! So happy for you guys! ??— Ciara (@ciara) September 1, 2017
Serena's baby girl is only hours old and she's already accomplished what most of us only dream of –being publicly acknowledged by Beyoncé.— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) September 1, 2017
Serena broke the news of her pregnancy in April, after finding out that she was pregnant before playing and winning the Australian Open in January.
Before giving birth, Serena told Vogue, “Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl... Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.”
Naturally, fans of the tennis superstar, and just about anyone with a mobile phone and social media account, praised Serena and had something hilarious to say:
"Her baby girl won the Australian Open along with her. She already has a grand slam title." - @ChrissieEvert on Serena's daughter— Burn It All Down (@BurnItDownPod) September 1, 2017
Serena Williams just had a baby girl. They're on the practice court now.
— Andy Jacobs (@phatandy) September 1, 2017
Serena's baby came out the womb ranked inside the Top 200.
— High Quality Person (@jteeDC) September 1, 2017
It's weird knowing Serena Williams' baby is already more athletic than I am— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) September 1, 2017
Jokes aside, we are extremely happy for the engaged couple.
Serena admitted that she was nervous about parenting her first child saying that she wonders if she’ll “be good enough”, even though she knows that Alexis will “be great”. But Alexis says that’s rather funny because that’s exactly how he feels about her.
A huge congratulations to both Serena and Alexis. We can’t wait to meet your little superstar.
We’re secretly hoping to see her in skorts and sneakers, with a tennis racket in hand.
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