The video showed Williams sitting next to Ohanian and her daughter Olympia before the mom brought her second child into the frame. As the expanded family embraced, Olympia gave her new sibling a kiss. The TikTok ended with a series of photos of the family. Ohanian followed up the TikTok video with an Instagram post, revealing the newborn was a girl named Adira River Ohanian. “I’m grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful,” Ohanian wrote.Tennis GOAT Serena Williams has become a mom again.
She and her billionaire tech entrepreneur husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their second daughter Adira River to the world via Instagram on Tuesday, August 23. Ohanian shared the news alongside adorable family photos featuring baby Adira’s first moments with her big sister, 6-year-old Olympia. “I’m grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and a happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful”, he wrote. “@serenawilliams you’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT. Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter I’ll never forget the moment I introduced @olympiaohanian to her baby sister.
”Fans of the tennis star will remember how difficult Williams’ first labor and delivery was. After giving birth, the 23-time Grand Slam winner formed life-threatening blood clots that required her to undergo emergency surgery. ”They were trying to talk to me, and all I could think was, “I’m dying, I’m dying. Oh my God,” Williams wrote in an essay at the time. “Being heard and appropriately treated was the difference between life or death for me.” Upon announcing her retirement from tennis in 2022, Williams shared plans to focus on expanding her family in her next chapter. In 2017, Williams, an iconic figure in the world of tennis, secured the Australian Open title even while pregnant with their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Yet, her journey took a perilous turn as she grappled with a blood clot in her lung soon after giving birth through an emergency C-section, leading to life-threatening complications.
Following the pulmonary embolism, Williams faced six weeks of immobilization. Despite the challenges, she made a triumphant comeback to the sport a mere five months later, teaming up with her sister Venus for doubles matches in the Fed Cup. Having retired from professional tennis the previous year, Williams has become a role model for her generation. Reflecting on her transition, she expressed her readiness to embrace motherhood and explore a fresh dimension of her identity after bidding farewell to her tennis career.