In a series of Instagram stories, the 35-year-old tennis champ shared her pregnancy journey and revealed that she had complications after giving birth.
“So we’re leaving the hospital after 6 days, it’s been a long time,” the new mother says in a video. ”We had a lot of complications but look who we got! We got a baby girl.”
She also revealed all of the details of her newborn with fiance Alexis Ohanian. “Hello, world. Baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. Born: September 1, 2017. Weight: 6 lb 14 oz. Grand slam titles: 1,” she wrote. Williams also shared a shot of the nursery, including her daughter's Incy Interiors' rose gold "Ellie" Crib which retails for $899.00.
Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant. Last month, the 23-time grand slam champ opened up about her pregnancy to Vogue. “Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open,” she said at the time. “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.”
She was originally scared of pregnancy, but found a sense of peace after it happened. “But once I found out, something happened that surprised me,” she explained toVogue. “I became really calm. I thought, You have to win, but you’re allowed to lose, because you have something to look forward to.”