It’s official…Serena Williams is a mom! The tennis star reportedly gave birth to a daughter in Palm Beach, Florida on September 1. It is the first child for 35-year-old Serena and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 34.
According to multiple sources, the couple’s bundle of joy arrived at around noon on Friday, September 1, and weighed in at 6 lbs., 13 ounces. Both mother and baby are reportedly doing just fine.
Serena revealed that she and Alexis were engaged in December of 2016 and followed that news with the announcement they were expecting the following April when the superstar athlete Snapchatted a profile shot that showed off a small baby bump with the caption “20 weeks.”
She later deleted the pic, but not before fans did the math and realized that if the caption was accurate, Serena was about eight weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January, 2017. Publicists for the new mom have said she will not return to the tennis tour until 2018.
No doubt the new mama and her fiancé will be taking advantage of her time off from the sport to bond with their new daughter. Fellow athletes and celebrities who have posted congratulatory wishes to Serena and Alexis on social media include Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Ciara, and Beyonce.
@serenawilliams So excited for you & @alexisohanian! Can't wait to see you, hold your little girl and squeeze her tiny fingers + toes. ??
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 1, 2017
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) September 1, 2017
Congratulations to my girl @SerenaWilliams & Alex Ohanian on your new baby girl! So happy for you guys! ❤️
— Ciara (@ciara) September 1, 2017