UPDATE 09/01/2017 5:50 P.M. EST:
Serena Williams and her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their first child – a baby girl – on Friday (Sept. 1), the New York Daily News reports.
Although she had to sit out this year’s U.S. Open, Williams still commanded the global spotlight with this exciting news. The tennis champion announced in April 2017 that she was expecting, sending the masses into a fit of celebration.
Details are still forthcoming.
Read the original article below.
Sports legend Serena Williams plans to embark on a nine month-long conquest: giving birth to her first child. On Wednesday morning (April 19), news broke that the tennis champion is 20 weeks pregnant, Sports Illustrated notes.
Donning a yellow swimsuit, the Compton native sent fans into a frenzy on Snapchat, but it wasn’t long before other social media users expressed their congrats to the mommy-to-be.
Serena Williams is pregnant!! ???? pic.twitter.com/u2RfhSzlcB
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams really won the Australian Open whilst pregnant…. I just. The domination is unreal, don’t even @ me. Greatest to EVER do it
— Shehnaz Khan (@shehnazkhan) April 19, 2017
Beyoncé and Serena Williams both pregnant pic.twitter.com/7cw9M6VvyR
— ruxin (@Mayraacakes) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in.
— 23RENA (@noelleharmony) April 19, 2017
Serena Williams is pregnant and I need to calm down. Ima be an auntie, y’all!!👩🏾👨🏻👶🏽 pic.twitter.com/7iwaeyEG6Q
— CiCi Adams (@CiCiAdams_) April 19, 2017
SERENA WILLIAMS AND BEYONCÉ ARE PREGNANT AT THE SAME TIME!!! THERE IS HOPE IN THIS DESOLATE WASTELAND
— Kobe Copeland (@kobeyonce_) April 19, 2017
In a past interview with Glamour, the 35-year-old public figure said she always dreamed of expanding her immediate family. “That’s always something I’ve wanted as long as I could remember,” she said. “And the older I get, the more I’m like, ‘I’m too young!’” In 2016, Williams also shared that she’s engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.
Cheers to a safe pregnancy!