Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, says coach Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, says coach
Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said... Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, says coach

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday.

The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in January but has posted several videos to social media showing her hitting balls during her pregnancy.

“Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion,” Mouratoglou wrote.

“Btw … I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us,” he added.

Williams and Ohanian have yet to officially confirm the birth, but the reports she had quickly became the talk of the tournament, which Williams has won six times.

“A baby girl? Well, I hope she doesn’t play tennis,” world number three Garbine Muguruza said with a smile during a news conference.

Fellow American Sloane Stephens said she expected to see a lot of the newborn.
“I am very happy for her,” she said. “I cannot wait to see the little baby girl on tour because I am sure she will be around.”

Williams confirmed her pregnancy in April hours after triggering frenzied speculation when she accidentally posted a short-lived selfie on social media with the caption: “20 weeks”.

The world’s highest-paid female athlete, Williams was about two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title at the Australian Open, one short of the all-time record held by Australian Margaret Court.

She told Vogue magazine last month about her “outrageous plan” to defend her title in Australia, where the year’s first grand slam will be played from 15-28 January.

Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, although none has done so at Williams’s age.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium retired and had a child before coming back at age 26 and winning three grand slam titles.

Australians Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Court also won grand slam titles after having children.

 

Obinna Onyia

  • George Nikoi

    2017-09-02 #1 Author

    Welcome To Motherhood Black coffee

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  • Kira

    2017-09-02 #2 Author

    This is beautiful! Congrats on the healthy baby girl the world can’t wait to see her!

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  • Natasha Charles

    2017-09-02 #3 Author

    Congratulations

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  • Florence Ogar Elijah

    2017-09-02 #4 Author

    congrat

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  • Sarah

    2017-09-02 #5 Author

    I couldn’t wait

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  • Nicki

    2017-09-02 #6 Author

    Awww This Is Beautiful Congratulations

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  • Caroline Pendleton

    2017-09-02 #7 Author

    Congratulations on your

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  • Fayqwana Andrew

    2017-09-02 #8 Author

    Yay!!!! I’m excited to see those beautiful pictures!!

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  • Beverly Shoats

    2017-09-02 #9 Author

    Congratulations Serena I know you’re going to be a great mom once you really get to learning so happy for you and your hubby good luck peace

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  • Shaunta

    2017-09-02 #10 Author

    gorgeous 😍😭🎉 her babies are going to be so athletic

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  • Kabasinguzi Shamim

    2017-09-02 #11 Author

    Congs

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  • Felissaint Widnet

    2017-09-02 #12 Author

    Nigger with a white???

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    • Tiffany Doss

      2017-09-02 #13 Author

      You could have kept your comment to yourself. It’s because of people like you who make this world a evil place.

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  • Felissaint Widnet

    2017-09-02 #14 Author

    She wants to be also white

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  • Jermane Emanuel Green

    2017-09-02 #15 Author

    Congratulations serena?

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  • Tamala

    2017-09-02 #16 Author

    Congrats love❣️

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  • Loreal

    2017-09-02 #17 Author

    Congrats on your new arrival

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  • Prince Chibuike Udeh

    2017-09-02 #18 Author

    Congrats

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  • William Charuma

    2017-09-02 #19 Author

    Congratulations Serena.

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  • Gracia Ayucka

    2017-09-02 #20 Author

    Congratulations Amen

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  • Portia

    2017-09-02 #21 Author

    Omg congratulations ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Patrick Okolo

    2017-09-02 #22 Author

    May God almighty bless you and your kid and your husband to be but try to show God almighty that you are aware of his goodness in your life by making sure that you wedded in the church to the glory of God almighty if you love the man in your life now please prepare your wedding ceremony because there’s time for everything

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  • Ambria

    2017-09-03 #23 Author

    Congratulations!!!!!!!#

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  • Princess ari

    2017-09-03 #24 Author

    Welcome to motherhood❤️🙌😌

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  • Kaye nery

    2017-09-03 #25 Author

    Wow! Congratulations

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  • Sophia Washington

    2017-09-03 #26 Author

    I am happy for Serena Williams!!! I can’t wait to see pics of the little Princess!!

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  • taya

    2017-09-04 #27 Author

    I know that baby is gonna be beautiful and talented 😍😍💕

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