Serena Williams gave birth on Friday at the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, prompting congratulatory messages to begin circulating on social media.
The news was first broken by a TV news producer Chris Shepherd on Twitter.
“Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well,” he wrote.
News of the birth came as her sister Venus prepared to go out on court at the US Open.
“Obviously I’m super-excited,” Venus said. “Words can’t describe it.”
Serena had admitted to be pregnant to the world in April by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat.
She had won the Australian Open title this January while newly pregnant, “It’s the most outrageous plRead More Serena Williams Welcomes Baby Girl with partner, Alexis Ohanian