Serena Williams
Sep 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Serena Williams (USA) reacts during her match against Sloane Stephens (USA) on day seven of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tennis superstar Serena Williams arrived at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Friday morning in labor with her first child.

Gary Detman of CBS12.com reports, “Williams checked in to the hospital Wednesday and has the entire first floor cleared, no one can get in without going through security. According to hospital personnel, Williams was induced Thursday night.”



Williams unintentionally announced her pregnancy back in April when she posted to her Snapchat account. The father of the child is Williams’ fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

My only regret is not pointing my toe sorry coach Garry 🙈

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Williams remarkably won the 2017 Australian Open while two months pregnant. It was her 23rd major title, and we can’t wait for her to hit the courts once again after she recovers from her pregnancy and birth of her first child.


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