Serena Williams delivers a healthy baby girl.
The past several months has been swarmed with pictures of a pregnant Serena Williams. While we've watched the baby bump grow, this morning she went into labor and has reportedly delivered a baby girl.
The news comes from a Chris Shepherd who is a WPBF-25 news producer. He tweeted out "NEW: Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well." he later said that he received the news from a source at the hospital before confirming the news himself. He tweeted out after "Source at hospital confirms Serena Williams baby news. A source close to Williams also confirming to @usweekly."
TMZ had reported earlier that the tennis star was in labor at St. Mary's Medical Center in Palm Beach, FL but was induced on Thursday night. It's definitely serendipitous as she gave birth to her baby girl in the middle of the U.S. Open. Serena herself has won the U.S. Open six times already, so it's almost certain that the child will likely carry her mother's athletic talents.
The father of Serena's child is her fiancee, Alexis Ohanian, who is also a co-founder of Reddit. The two have been engaged since last December and initally, kept the pregnancy under wraps. The two had an extremely private delivery, according to CBS12 reporter, Thomas Forester. The couple had allegedly had the entire first floor of the hospital cleared and no one was able to get inside without proper security clearance.
Serena's pregnancy was kept under wraps until she had revealed it by accident through Snapchat. Back in June, the tennis superstar tweeted out "Check out my Vanity Fair Cover. Question- what do u guys think boy or girl? I'm waiting to find out but would love to hear your thoughts." with a link to the cover of the magazine. However, her sister referred to the child as a "she" later on in the interview. However, Serena later denied it saying that they grew up around all women so there were more usage of the pronoun "she" than "he" and that her sister simply slipped up. However, it's looking like Venus wasn't wrong.
Check Chris Shepherd's tweets below: