When your mother is Serena Williams, you have no choice but to be a champion — even if you’re named after your father.
Williams’ baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohananian Jr., was born on Sept. 1, according to an intimate video posted on Wednesday to serenawilliams.com. The video shares moments from Williams’ pregancy, alluding to some difficulty after Baby Alexis’ birth at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach.
“So we’re leaving the hospital after six-seven days?” Williams says in a video, caressing her precious baby girl. “It’s been a long time but — we had a lot of complications but look what we got!”
Alexis is named after her father, the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian (who also posted the sweet video, but to Reddit with the caption “We made this”). She isn’t the first girl born to famous parents with her father’s name. Baby Alexis joins dancer Teyana Taylor’s baby girl with ball player Iman Shumpert, who is also a junior.
Tennis superstar Williams was pregnant with Baby Alexis when she won the Australian Open in January 2017. She discovered she was pregnant only two days before the tournament, according to an interview with the Washington Post.
Her big news meant she’d have to get a big win, Williams said.
“Pregnant or not, no one knew, and I was supposed to win that tournament as I am every tournament that I show up [for],” she said back in April. “If I don’t win, it’s actually much bigger news.”
The world found out about Williams’ pregnancy when she accidentally shared a private Snapchat photo with all of her followers. “20 weeks,” the caption said. Williams, who was sporting a yellow one-piece bathing suit, said she was on vacation.
With her secret out, fans easily did the math, determining that, technically, there were two Grand Slam winners: Williams and her unborn child.
Baby Alexis weighed six pounds 14 ounces at birth, according to her debut video.
Also noted in the video? Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.: Grand Slam title winner. Watch the video below: