Serena Williams has for a very long time been praised for her remarkable tennis abilities. The athlete was able to secure her place in sports history alongside her more accomplished older sister because to her perseverance and hard work. However, Williams chose to focus on her family after years of commitment to the sport.
The 41-year-old and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, already have a daughter together, and they recently revealed the arrival of a second child. The tennis great informed her followers on social media, uploading a video on her TikTok account in which the newest member of their family was first seen.
Williams could be seen in the video entering the frame while wearing a vibrant pink suit. She walked over to the table and bench where her husband was already seated and sat down, encircling him with her arm. The couple sat waiting for their daughter Olympia Ohanian to join them after he laid a kiss on her head.
Williams abruptly got to his feet and stepped out of the frame. Soon after, the relieved mother came back with a little bundle. She finally sat down and turned to face the camera with her newborn.
In Instagram posts made by the entire family, they celebrated the little one, with Williams captioning a photo she shared, “Adira River Ohanian 😍❤️.” Her husband lovingly wrote, “@serenawilliams you’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT.”
Why Did Serena Williams Have to Quit Tennis to Welcome Second Baby?
More than a year after initially disclosing her pregnancy in 2022, Williams has announced the birth of her youngest daughter. On May 2, the tennis player quietly informed her followers that she was expecting a child by sharing a photo. She and her husband were seen in the picture wearing fancy attire, and the caption read:
“Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala.”
Fans were at first perplexed, but as they watched, they discovered that Williams had a tiny baby bump, and the comments section flooded with shocked greetings. The expecting mother spoke candidly about her most recent pregnancy and what it meant for her tennis career over the ensuing months, saying that she wanted to put more of an emphasis on parenting her children.
Williams discussed her experience as a mother in a Vogue piece, claiming that she never considered having kids when she was younger. She continued to play tennis after discovering she was pregnant for the first time, winning the Australian Open two months into the pregnancy. However, the newborn was unique.
Williams understood that she needed to back up. She had to take it easy because she would turn 41 a few months after giving birth, so she made the decision to retire.
Williams explained, “I have never liked the word retirement … I’m evolving away from tennis … A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family.”