Female Tennis Star, Serena Williams welcomes baby girl
NEW: Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well.
— Chris Shepherd (@ChrisShepherd) September 1, 2017
Congratulatory messages have been coming in from sports stars, fans and celebrities.
The news of the birth came as her sister Venus prepared to go out on court at the US Open. “Obviously I’m super-excited,” Venus said. “Words can’t describe it.”
Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, tweeted: “I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion.”
He added: “Btw … I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us.”
Rafa Nadal was among the first to tweet his congratulations.
Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!! https://t.co/u4edTrqIbB
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 1, 2017
Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam at the Australian Open while pregnant.
Serena’s fiancé Alexis Ohanian is the co-found of Reddit, an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.