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Tennis Star Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

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Florida: Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary`s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight.

There was no immediate confirmation of the birth from Williams` representatives.

Elder sister Venus Williams described herself as “super excited” after being informed of the reports concerning the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York.

Earlier, a producer with the Florida-based WPBF television station cited hospital sources as saying Williams` daughter weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces (3.09 kilograms).

Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was swiftly greeted with an avalanche of congratulations from well-wishers.

“Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!!” Spanish star Rafa Nadal wrote on Twitter.

Pop diva Beyonce took to Instagram to send her message, posting a portrait of a pregnant Williams in a flowing white gown with the message: “Congratulations Serena!”

 

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