Serena Williams Gives Birth To Baby Girl With Fiance Alex Ohanian

2 September 2017, 09:57

Serena Williams Gives Birth

...and Beyonce leads the congratulations messages

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl. 

The tennis star and her beau fiancé Alexis Ohanian have reportedly welcomed a little girl into the world, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. A source from the St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach are said to have confirmed the arrival to WPBF-25 News. 

The sportswoman's celeb friend, Beyonce was one of the first to congratulate the star on social media, sharing a picture of the star in a flowing white gown with the word 'Congratulations Serena' inscribed on the image.

 

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Singer Ciara also joined in on congratulating the couple, alongside Serena's coach Patrick Mouratoglou who told the star to 'recover well & enjoy without limitation'. 

Meanwhile, Serena previously revealed she is "looking forward" to motherhood. 

She said: "I am looking forward to becoming a mother and coming back to the courts already. I'm always thinking about what's next: the next victory, the next trophy ... I intend to keep exercising for as long as possible while pregnant. 

 

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"I want the baby to be healthy and for that you need a healthy life. Also, when I come back to tennis it'll be better if I've kept as fit as possible all the way through the pregnancy rather than having to lose a lot of weight afterwards in order to get fit again."

"Eating healthily is a must, but being healthy is a lifestyle." And Serena confessed she is "nervous" about giving birth. 

She shared: "I'm nervous about childbirth. I'm not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it." 

 

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The 35-year-old sportswomen also previously revealed she thinks having a baby will make her a "real woman". 

She shared: "I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth]. I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It's going to be something incredibly impressive to go through ... I don't think watching birthing videos helps. 

"I actually think it makes it worse. Having a baby, nothing is guaranteed."