The baby’s arrival has now made a return to competitive tennis appear highly unlikely for 41-year-old Williams.
Tennis great Serena Williams has given birth to her second child, a girl named Adira River Ohanian.
Along with husband Alexis Ohanian, she welcomed the new arrival in social media posts on Tuesday.
“Welcome my beautiful angel,” Williams wrote in the caption of a video posted on TikTok.
The video shows her, Ohanian and their four-year-old daughter Olympia embracing the new-born.
“I’m grateful to report our house is teeming with love: a happy and healthy new-born girl and happy and healthy mama. Feeling grateful,” Ohanian posted on messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced her pregnancy in May after saying she was “evolving away” from tennis following last year’s U.S. Open. That was on the Met Gala red carpet in New York.
The birth of her second child has made a return to competitive tennis for the 41-year-old Williams appear exceedingly unlikely.
She is one of the most decorated athletes who has ever picked up a tennis racquet.