Tennis legend Serena Williams has finally welcomed home her second daughter with her husband Alexis Ohanian. Williams had announced her pregnancy in style earlier in May this year, before her Met Gala appearance. This is a joyous occasion for the family. However, the proudest of all, is undoubtedly Olympia, Serena’s eldest.
Both Williams and Ohanian took to social media to announce the arrival of their second child, with a unique name. They revealed the newborn’s name to be Adira River. While Serena shared a little video on her TikTok, Alexis shared the pictures on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).
Ohanian posted a few pictures of Olympia holding her baby sister and it is the most wholesome thing ever. When a fan commented that Olympia must be over the moon to have a baby sister, Alexis shared a precious photo of the sisters.
She is HYPED pic.twitter.com/TtsGBZ4yPU
— Alexis Ohanian 🧠 (@alexisohanian) August 23, 2023
Fans absolutely loved Olympia’s expression, pure love written on her young face. A user exclaimed, “Look at that SMILE!” Here are some of the best fan reactions.
Look at that SMILE! 💛
— Yuliya Bel (@ybelyayeva) August 23, 2023
Pure love right there 🥰
— Amy Nichols ✌️❤️🐶🐱 (@amynichols) August 23, 2023
Cuteness overload 😩 💖 look at ’em precious 💎
— Glinma (@shahzsenxuality) August 23, 2023
Serena is now the proud mother of two daughters. She has spoken about motherhood being her greatest challenge and her biggest achievement. Williams retired from tennis in September 2022, with the intent to “expand her family.” And now, she has done it.
Serena Williams on embracing motherhood
The 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has spoken about motherhood on previous occasions. Williams gave birth to Olympia in 2017, while still playing actively. In fact, Williams played and even won the Australian Open when she was pregnant with Olympia.
In her farewell letter to Vogue last year, Serena opened up about her journey as a parent. She mentioned that it was unfair that she had to choose between a career and motherhood. Serena also added how several male athletes can carry on successfully despite being parents.
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Such is the reality for women in sports. But Serena loves spending time with Olympia. She revealed, quite frankly, how much help she had. But even with help, Serena has always been a very hands-on mother.
She recalled picking up her daughter from school every day when she was injured. Williams fondly spoke of watching little Olympia’s face light up when she spotted her mother. Serena stated that nothing is a sacrifice when it comes to her daughter.
Now, with another daughter added to her family, Serena, and little Olympia have much to look forward to. As for Olympia, being the elder sister comes with responsibilities. And maybe one day, the sisters will dominate the field of their choice, like their mother did with Venus Williams.