Serena Williams shares first photo and name of baby daughter

Published: 14 September 2017 Image credit: Instragram

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced the birth of her baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, by posting a photo on her official Instagram.

Captioned “Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey”, the image shows the 23-time singles Grand Slam winner cradling her newborn against her chest.


Ms Williams gave birth on September 1, with the baby girl weighing in at 3.1 kilograms.


Through her website, Williams released a two-minute video diary of her pregnancy, chronicling her and fiancé, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, preparing for the birth of their first child.


Beginning with a sonogram of the baby, the video continues to show the couple preparing the nursery, relaxing, playing tennis and dancing, as well as baby-bump progress shots taken by the tennis player.


Included in the video is a clip of Ms Williams after she won her unprecedented 7th Australian Open title in January this year, with the caption, “No one knows I’m 8 weeks pregnant”.


Ms Williams ended the video by saying, “So we’re leaving the hospital after six days. It’s been a long time. We had a lot of complications but look what we got!”


Speaking to Vogue magazine in August, Ms Williams said she will be back to defend her Australian Open crown in January next year.