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Tennis star Serena Williams welcomes second daughter with husband

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Tennis star Serena Williams welcomes second daughter with husband

Story from Christine Tobechukwu

Serena Williams, a US tennis star and one of the greatest players in history, has given birth to her second daughter.

Her husband, Alexis Ohanian, made this announcement on Tuesday, via instagram alongside a photograph of himself with a beaming Serena hugging both her daughters.

The proud father of two disclosed that his wife and newborn were happy and healthy after the difficult birth of the tennis star’s first child left her fighting for her life.

“I’m grateful to report that our house is teaming with love; a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama”.

Williams, 41, also shared a video on TikTok to announce the arrival of her second child.

The one-minute video started off with Ohanian looking at a computer and sitting at a table, before his wife sat down next to him. The pair were then joined by their five-year-old daughter Olympia.

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The video went on to show Williams leaving the room, before she returned with her newborn baby in her arms.

After the tennis star exchanged a kiss with her husband, Olympia leaned toward them to give her little sister a kiss on the forehead. The clip ended with a few sweet snaps of the now family of four.

In 2017, Williams, one of the greatest players in history, won the Australian Open — one of her many Grand Slam titles — while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

But months later, she nearly died after she developed a blood clot in her lung after giving birth to Olympia via emergency C-section.

She spent six weeks bedridden after the pulmonary embolism, but battled back to make her return to competition just five months later in Fed Cup doubles alongside her sister, Venus.

Williams retired from tennis last year after becoming a superstar for a generation.

“I’m ready to be a mom and explore a different version of myself,” she said after her final match last year. ‎

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