Tennis icon gives birth to daughter.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
PALM BEACH — Tennis legend Serena Williams is a mama for the first time. The 35-year-old sports icon gave birth to a bouncy baby girl on Friday afternoon at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sister Venus Williams confirmed the news during the U.S. Open. “I’m super excited,” Venus said when asked by ESPN’s Pam Shriver about becoming an aunt just moments before her third-round match. “Words can’t describe.” ESPN commentator Chris Evert gushed over the air during Friday’s broadcast. “I’m so thrilled for her, what a role model she’s going to be for that daughter,” Chris said. “I told Serena this: It’s a love you’ve never felt before, and I know she’s probably experiencing that right now.”
— People (@people) September 1, 2017
Serena and lover Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, have taken heat over their interracial relationship. Serena is black. Alexis is white. Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase made a racist comment shortly after Serena announced her pregnancy several months ago, saying: “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
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But the bottom line is Serena and Alexis are proud parents and that’s all that matters.
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