Serena Williams and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, have revealed the first photos and the name of their newborn baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
The 35-year old tennis legend posted a photo of Alexis Jr. on her official instagram account and shared a link to a Youtube video uploaded by her fiance, which gives even more details into the birth of their baby girl. According to the video, Serena says there were “a lot of complications” at the hospital that required them to stay there for 6 or 7 days.
“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” Serena says in a clip debuting her daughter.
“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”
Serena says their baby girl weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces when she was born on September 1st at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. And she has already credited Alexis Jr. with winning a Grand Slam title, since Serena was pregnant when she won the Australian Open back in January.
During a late-night talk show appearance last month, Alexis Ohanion said,
“[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on.”
You can check out the video, as well as the Instagram posts below.