Serena Williams isn’t even on court at the US Open, but she’s still managed to steal focus from the event.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who has four sisters, has given birth to a baby girl.
US Weekly reports, the 35-year-old welcomed the 2.8kg (6lb 13oz) bundle of joy at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday.
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It’s the first child for the former world No.1 and fiancé, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. The couple got engaged in December.
Williams accidentally announced her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo on April 19 when she posted a selfie with a caption that she was “20 weeks” pregnant.
She later revealed she had learned of the ‘unexpected pregnancy’ just days before winning the Australian Open for a record seventh time, in January.
Upon news of her new arrival, the US Open posted a video to its Twitter page, with messages of congratulations from current and former players.
Congratulations to @serenawilliams for giving birth to a baby girl!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2017