- Serena Williams posts picture of her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr
- Reports claim complications in childbirth
- She is expected to back on the field from 2018
Serena Williams introduced her first daughter to the world after the birth on September 1.
Revealing her name, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., Williams also shared a video depicting the journey throughout the pregnancy. She was pregnant with the baby when she won the Australian Open. It was after the Australian Open she disclosed her pregnancy through a snap chat post.
Just a few days after announcing I was pregnant, we did this shoot for the @voguemagazine iconic September issue. I was so energetic that day but then I remember being totally exhausted and needed to take a break for an hour. I was still trying to understand this whole pregnancy process. Nowadays I have no ankles or toes and my fingers resemble sausages but it’s moments like this that are captured by @mariotestino that makes everything worthwhile. Dress by my love @donatella_versace
She is an inspiration for millions of women across the world. A common misconception is that pregnancy is something that may affect your career, but Williams proved that they are all wrong. She had set greater goals for the fellow sports women and all of us.
As per the media reports, the child birth was complicated, and it took immense effort to successfully take out the child. Rumors are in propagation that labor was induced and the couple stayed over a week in the hospital for the welfare of the baby. In the recent video posted on her website, she said that once her daughter becomes old enough to see it, this would be a great gift to her to know her birth story.
Serena had also posed nude with the big belly for ‘Vanity fair’ magazine. International media took up the message of motherhood and it was received with immense love for Serena Williams, despite the color, race or nationality. According to reports, she will make a comeback to the tennis from 2018.
Her fiancé, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian also announced the birth news on social media.