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Serena Williams Welcomes Second Daughter Adira River

By Orgesta Tolaj


31 August 2023

serena williams and her family

© alexisohanian / Instagram

Looks like the tennis “Book of Champions” will be adding another player to the list! Serena Williams announced her second birth to baby girl Adira River and we could not be any more excited. The tennis superstar shared the heartwarming news on her social media accounts, accompanied by a photo of her and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, cradling their newborn daughter.

The News Announcement

Tennis icon Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, took to social media to share the heartwarming news of the arrival of their second daughter, Adira River Ohanian. The couple expressed their immense joy and gratitude for the newest addition to their family, emphasizing the baby’s good health and Serena’s well-being. Ohanian lovingly referred to his wife as the “GMOAT,” signifying her status as the “Greatest Momma of All Time.”

The Instagram post was captioned with:

Welcome, Adira River Ohanian.

I’m grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl and happy & healthy mama. Feeling grateful. @serenawilliams you’ve now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT. Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter 🙏 I’ll never forget the moment I introduced @olympiaohanian to her baby sister.

“Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.”

alexis ohanian and his two children with serena williams
© alexisohanian / Instagram

He took a moment to extend his appreciation to the exceptional medical staff who provided care for both Serena and their newborn daughter. In an affectionate TikTok video, Williams shared the joyous moment with her followers. The video featured Serena and Alexis cuddling before being joined by their 5-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia. Serena left the frame briefly, only to return with their adorable newborn, culminating in a heartwarming family embrace.

Is Serena Willaims Still Playing Tennis?

Back in February, Williams had spoken about her decision to step away from tennis temporarily to focus on expanding her family. She revealed that her older daughter, Olympia, had been eagerly anticipating becoming a big sister. Serena fondly recounted Olympia’s words, “Everyone has a brother or a sister but me”. She reassured her that she was working on it, acknowledging that her tennis career had taken a bit longer than expected.

In an essay for Vogue last August, Williams declared, “I have never liked the word retirement. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”

She further emphasized: “These days, if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter.”

Let’s all give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Williams-Ohanian clan: Adira River! It looks like the world of tennis just got a pint-sized contender. And we can not wait to see if she inherits her mom’s killer serve or dad’s tech-savvy skills. Game, set, and match to the Ohanian family!

Orgesta Tolaj

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