Serena Williams Shares First Photo Of Her Baby Girl
Tennis pro Serena Williams has posted a photo of her daughter on Instagram almost two weeks after she was born.
She also posted a lengthy Instagram story that revealed that the baby girl is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., after her father the founder of Reddit.
The clip explained that the family had to spend six days in the hospital after her arrival because of complications.
No other details were given other than the baby girl was born weighing a healthy 6lbs 14ozs.
Serena posted a photo of her new born resting on her shoulder. She wrote: “Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories.”
Serena has previously guessed that she was having a girl in an interview with Vogue.
“Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl,” said Serena.
“Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.”
The 35-year-old hinted that she would be revealing her daughter to the world on Tuesday night when she posted a rare selfie with her husband-t0-be and captioned it: “but are you ready?”
Despite being one of the best athletes in sporting history, the tennis ace admitted that she was nervous about childbirth in the September issue of Vogue.
“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,” said Serena.
“But the biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person. Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?”
“It’s hard to figure out what the end of your tennis career should look like,’ said Serena.
“I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no. I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world”