Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl. According to USA Today, the 23 Grand Slam title winner welcomed the new arrival on Friday afternoon.
It follows reports that Serena was induced at St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday.
Local news producer Chris Shepherd announced the news on his Twitter page, saying that the baby weighed 6lbs 13oz and adding: ‘Mom and baby doing well.’
The baby is her first child with her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian – with the tennis ace revealing news of her pregnancy in April on Snapchat.
She said during her pregnancy that she thought she was expecting a girl, telling American Vogue: ‘Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open,’
‘I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die, women are tough that way.’