Serena Williams Welcomes New Baby Girl: A Heartfelt Announcement

Tennis icon Serena Williams has welcomed her second child, a girl, her husband announced on social media

Welcome, Adira River Ohanian," Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, said Tuesday afternoon on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Feeling grateful," he added.

He praised Williams, 41, saying, 'you've now given me another incomparable gift — you’re the GMOAT,' meaning 'Greatest mother of all time

He shared photos of Williams beaming holding her newborn with Ohanian and their 5-year-old daughter, Olympia.

Thanks to all the amazing medical staff who took care of my wife & our daughter

He concluded with a verse from the Book of Isaiah: 'Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.

Williams announced in a Vogue essay last August that she was planning to retire from tennis and focus on growing her family.