‘We had complications’: Serena Williams opens up about new baby

Serena Williams showed off her baby bump in July. Image: Instagram/SerenaWilliams

Tennis ace Serena Williams has shared the first photo of her baby girl and revealed her very traditional name, one week after giving birth.

Williams told fans on Instagram that they “had a lot of complications” but were on the mend and finally going home.

“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” the tennis champion said a clip on her Instagram story.

“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl.”

She also shared a photo of her cuddling her little girl and revealed her traditional name she and fiance Alexis Ohanian chose.


“Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.,” she wrote, bucking the tradition of naming the firstborn son after the father and bestowing the honour on her little girl instead.

Williams also shared a gorgeous video across her social media accounts, showing her pregnancy journey from beginning to end.

Williams made headlines after announcing her pregnancy at 20 weeks in April. It didn’t take fans long to realise that meant she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.

The tennis star confirmed it herself not long after, saying she was eight weeks pregnant when she won the Grand Slam.

What do you think of the traditional name? Did you name your kids after anyone in particular?

Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up