The US media reported that the ace tennis player Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl, rapidly receiving floods of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans through the social media. The 35-year-old tennis superstar was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight. Serena William’s elder sister Venus Williams expressed herself as “super-excited” after knowing about the reports about the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York.
Williams, on the other hand, rejected to take questions on the subject in her post-match press conference. Venus told reporters, “I’m definitely available to answer questions about Tennis. That’s all right now.” A producer with the Florida-based WPBF television station presented hospital sources earlier that Williams’ daughter weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces (3.09 kilograms). The US weekly celebrity magazine revealed that an unnamed close to the tennis superstar confirmed about the birth. The 35-year-old superstar was promptly greeted with a thunderstorm of wishes from her fans, celebrities, and fellow professionals.
The ace Spanish tennis star Rafael Nada wrote on Twitter that “Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!!”. The famous pop diva Beyonce showed her wishes by posting a portrait of pregnant Williams in a beautiful white gown with the message on Instagram ‘Congratulations Serena!’ “Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion. Recover well & enjoy without limitation,” Tweeted Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou. “I’m so thrilled for her. And what a role model she’s going to be for her daughter,” said the US tennis legend Chris Evert.
According to the media reports, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena was pregnant in April and induced Thursday overnight. Her fans took no time in sending great wishes to the tennis superstar and started calling tennis star’s daughter as a next champion. “A future champion is born,” said one post on Twitter. “Hello to the future queen of tennis,” said in another post. The 35-year-old tennis superstar has assured that she would come back to competitive tennis in January to defend her Australian Open title that she won while she was newly pregnant.
She said in an interview with Vogue that she had set a goal for herself of returning to play in Melbourne at next year’s Open. “It’s the most outrageous plan. I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense,” said Williams. The coach of Williams’ Mouratoglou joked in the meantime that he will make sure that the tennis star will stick to her word. “Btw @serenawilliams I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us,” Mouratoglou tweeted in his post.
The 35-year-old tennis superstar is just one Grand Slam title short of matching Margaret Court’s all time record of 24 Grand Slams and confesses that she still had the dream of joining the Australian legend. “Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up. If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power,” Williams said. She also said that had long imagined that she would give birth to a baby girl. She told the magazine that “Two weeks after we found out (about the pregnancy), I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way”.