Serena Williams Shares First Photos Of Baby Girl

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Serena Williams shared a lengthy video of her new daughter on Social media this week, along with a video documenting her entire pregnancy.

She posted the lengthy Instagram story almost two weeks after she gave birth on September 1, an event she also included in the video.

Serena also revealed that the baby girl is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. – just like her father – and that the family had to spend six days in the hospital after the baby’s arrival because of complications.

‘Look what we got! A baby girl‘ says Serena at the end of the video, showing Alexis Jr. as she lays in her arms.

In the video, the little baby is entirely covered with just her two tiny booties, face and full head of hair peeking out from her blanket.

She does not go into any more details about the complications other than stating that there was an extended hospital stay, and Alexis was born weighing 6lbs 14ozs, a healthy weight for a newborn.

Serena also posted a photo of her daughter resting on her shoulder to Instagram, writing: ‘Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories.’

She guessed that she was having a girl in an interview with Vogue that ran in the magazine’s September issue.

‘Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl,’ said Serena. 

‘Two weeks after we found out, 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.’

Few are tougher than Serena however, which is why it was a bit of a surprise to hear her say that she was ‘nervous about childbirth’ in that same interview.

‘I’m not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it,‘ said Serena.

‘But the biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person. Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?’ 

While pregnant Serena was injecting her body with anticoagulants every day so that she avoided getting blood clots.

She is at high risk after an incident in 2011 when complications from a foot surgery caused bilateral pulmonary embolisms, and led to her lengthiest exit from the tour.

Serena will be back though in just a few months, which even she realizes is a bit unreal.

‘It’s the most outrageous plan,’ said Serena.

‘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.’

She then revealed her fear of fading away, something that would never happen given her complete dominance in the sport.

‘In this game you can go dark fast. If I lose, and I lose again, it’s like, she’s done. Especially since I’m not 20 years old,’ said Serena. 

‘I’ll tell you this much: I won’t win less. Either I win, or I don’t play.’ 

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