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Serena Williams Welcomes Baby Girl With Fiance

The athlete has said she plans to return to tennis with her baby in the stands "hopefully cheering for me and not crying too much"

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    Serena Williams Welcomes Baby Girl With Fiance
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    In this file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York.

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams is a mom.

    The 35-year-old winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and her fiance Alexis Ohanian welcomed a daughter on Friday, according to multiple reports. U.S. Open Tennis was among those offering congratulations on Twitter.

    Williams reportedly delivered the baby at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.   

    Williams revealed she was pregnant in April after accidentally making public a post on Snapchat that showed her baby bump. The photo of Williams in a bathing suit was captioned "20 weeks." Her publicist later confirmed the pregnancy after the photo was deleted.

    In December, Williams announced her engagement to Ohanian, 34, a co-founder of Reddit. They plan to wed in the fall. 

    Williams appeared nude for the cover of Vanity Fair in August. In an accompanying interview she said was shocked to discover she was pregnant. 

    “Oh my God, this can’t be—I’ve got to play a tournament,” she said after seeing her positive pregnancy test. 

    Williams has said she plans to return to tennis with her baby in the stands "hopefully cheering for me and not crying too much."