UPDATE — Tennis star Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl earlier today. The baby weighed in a 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Congrats!
WEST PALM BEACH — Tennis mega star Serena Williams has gone into labor at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Williams was checked into the hospital on Wednesday and had her labor induced Thursday night.According to reports, the entire first floor was cleared as a security measure, and now no one can get in without going through security.
Williams is engaged to Reddit’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian. This will be their first child.
The Palm Beach Gardens native has speculated she’s having a girl because she was able to win the Australian Open two weeks after she found out she was pregnant.
“I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble.”
“Ride or die,” she continued. “Women are tough that way.”
Williams, however, wasn’t feeling too tough heading into childbirth.
“The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.”