However, Serena and boyfriend Alexis Ohanian have now debuted their offspring on Instagram - and she's been named after her daddy.
The good news. everything seems fine now and Serena says, "Look what we got!"
Williams also credited her infant daughter with winning one grand slam title, referring to the one she won while in the early stages of her pregnancy.
As confirmed by her parents in the video, baby girl Alexis was born on September 1, weighing in at 6 pounds 14 ounces, and has already earned her first Grand Slam title.
The couple, who got engaged in December 2016, accidentally revealed they were expecting in April after Williams posted a Snapchat of her baby bump at 20 weeks.
Serena Williams has welcomed her baby girl to social media. "And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on".
Now that Williams is a mom, will her tennis career take the back burner? "I don't think my story is over yet", she said.
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