Serena Williams is already acing motherhood. According to E! News, the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champ is doing “beyond perfect” as she completes her first week as a mom.
It was announced last Friday that the 35-year-old gave birth to her and fiancé Alexis Ohanian’s first child, a healthy baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. The baby’s name has not yet been revealed.
“[Serena] feels great and is just glowing about being a mother for the first time,” a source told E! News exclusively. “Her baby girl is healthy and beautiful.”
“Her fiancé is the nicest man alive,” the source added about Alexis. “He really is so in love with Serena and is really supportive not only as a new dad but also as a partner. He is a busy man but puts Serena first in everything he does.”
ESPN also shared Serena’s breaking news as older sister and fellow tennis superstar Venus Williams prepared to step out on the court at the 2017 U.S. Open. Yesterday, Venus was defeated in the semi-final round by 24-year-old rising tennis star Sloane Stephens.
Of her sister’s breaking news, Venus, 37, told reporters, “Obviously I’m super excited. Words can’t describe.”
Stephens also congratulated her former mentor, saying “I am very happy for her. I cannot wait to see the little baby girl on tour because I am sure she will be around.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Serena spoke about her relationship and her baby and admitted that she “would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world” if you had told her she would be pregnant one year ago.
“This is kind of how I am right now, this is happening sooner than later and it’s going by so fast,” she shared.
More than a week before she gave birth, Alexis posted on social media a video of him picking up fresh veggies at the grocery store to satisfy his Bae’s late-night pregnancy cravings.
The 33-year-old Reddit co-founder and Serena have been engaged since December 2016. In April, Serena announced her pregnancy on Snapchat with a selfie flaunting her growing baby bump in a yellow one-piece swimsuit, with the caption “20 weeks.”