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2 September 2017, 09:57
...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.
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'.
Congratulations to my girl @SerenaWilliams & Alex Ohanian on your new baby girl! So happy for you guys!— Ciara (@ciara) September 1, 2017
Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion. Recover well & enjoy without limitation.— PATRICKMOURATOGLOU (@pmouratoglou) September 1, 2017
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.
"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."
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."