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Serena Williams Says Delivery of Her Baby Had Complications

Sep 13, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The baby who is believed to be the first to win a major tennis tournament while still in the womb is the focus of a new video in which her mom, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, reveals that the baby’s delivery came with “a lot of complications.”

The clip, which you can watch below, includes some of the first public images of the baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., and tracks the journey to her delivery by parents Williams and Alexis Kerry Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.

Williams went public with her pregnancy after winning the Australian Open in January, revealing that she was already eight weeks pregnant when she won the title. Williams took the rest of the year off from tennis, giving birth on Sept. 1.

Alexis Jr. reportedly weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth.

Williams, 35, said the complications required a stay of six or seven days in the hospital, but everything appears to have worked out well. “Look who we got — we got a baby girl,” Williams says in the video, which credits Alexis Jr. with her first Grand Slam title.

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