Serena Williams isn’t playing in the U.S. Open this year, but she’s still making headlines — albeit for a very different reason than winning a match.
The tennis legend and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian, welcomed their first child into the world on Friday, according to reports.
Chris Shepherd, a senior producer at West Palm Beach’s WPBF first broke the news on Twitter, saying that Williams had given birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Additionally, Laura Wagner of Deadspin tweeted that before her match at the U.S. Open, Venus Williams confirmed her sister had given birth to a 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
Venus just confirmed Serena had a baby girl!! As she was walking onto the court!!!
— Laura Wagner (@laurawags) September 1, 2017
As reported by CBS Miami, Williams went into labor on Friday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm beach.
And yes, everyone is making the same joke about Williams going into labor right as Labor Day weekend kicks off (with a few about the U.S. Open in there, too).
Only Serena would go into labor on Labor Day weekend while simultaneously upstaging Tennis Becky 🐐👑💃🏾
— Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) September 1, 2017
Congrats to the happy family!