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Serena Williams shares first picture of adorable baby girl she shares with fiancé Alexis Ohanian and announces her unusual name

Mirror logo Mirror 2017-09-13 Zoe Shenton

Serena Williams has shared the first picture of her baby girl. 

Taking to Instagram stories, the tennis champ shared an adorable video of her newborn.

And she announced her unusual choice of name for her firstborn - Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Sharing the video, the new mum wrote: "Hello, world. Baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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"Born: September 1, 2017. Weight: 6lb 14oz. Grand slam titles: 1."

Serena famously won her 23rd Grand Slam at the Australian Open while pregnant, and it was soon after the milestone that she announced she was temporarily retired from competitive tennis in order to focus on the impending arrival of her baby.

Earlier this month, Beyonce was one of the first celebrities to congratulate Serena after she gave birth to her first child.

The news was broken by WPBF-25 news producer Chris Shepherd on Twitter, with the journalist writing: "Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well."

First to lead the messages of congratulations, Beyonce took to social media just hours after the happy news was announced.

The superstar singer, who welcomed her own newborn twins two months ago, shared a picture of a very pregnant Serena posing in a flowing white silk dress.

"Congratulations Serena," it simply said.

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The tennis star, who made a cameo in Beyonce's Sorry video, checked in St. Mary's Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida, with an entire floor of the hospital reportedly being cleared in order to ensure the mother-to-be had the maximum amount of privacy possible.

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Serena and fiance, 33-year-old Reddit co-founder Alexis, announced the pregnancy back in April on her Snapchat, with a snap of the nine-time Wimbledon champion showing off her bump in a swimsuit, alongside the caption: "20 weeks."

Their new-born daughter is the first child for both of them - though it's worth noting that Alexis had said he was sure their bundle of joy would be a boy.

Serena seems to have been correct with her own predication though, as she previously told Vogue earlier on this year: "Two weeks after we found out [I was pregnant], 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."


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