The queen of long tennis Serena Williams has now become a mother. She and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian welcomed their baby girl at St Mary’s Medical Centre in Florida on Friday.
Mr Chris Shepherd was the first one to report about Serena Williams becoming a mother. The news was later confirmed by her friend Beyonce on the social media site.
Williams reportedly checked in two days prior, clearing out an entire floor of the hospital for security purposes before going into delivery. This is the first child for both the tennis champion and the Reddit co-founder. Williams first announced her pregnancy when she was 20 weeks pregnant in April through a snapchat photo of hers in a swimsuit. Just for our amazement she even had compete and won the Australian open when she was expecting.
Willians and Ohanian has been supposedly dating since 2015, but they had kept it private until recently. Their love story is also nothing less than a fairy tale with both of them meeting in a buffet and then again meeting in Paris.
In the weeks leading up to the baby’s arrival, Williams hosted a 1950s-themed baby shower complete with poodle skirts and old school hairdos. The tennis star gathered friends Ciara, LaLa Anthony and Eva Longoria, along with sister Venus Williams, at a retro diner.
As for the tennis and Serena fans its good news, she is not leaving the game but she will need some time off to recover and be fit. Hers fans are also eagerly waiting, considering she’s one title away from beating tennis legend Margaret Court’s record.
This is what she had to say when she was asked about her comeback, “I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no, I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world.”
Image Source: Mario Testino, Vogue, September 2017.