There’s a new prospect on the women’s tennis circuit, as Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl Friday.
Congratulations to @serenawilliams for giving birth to a baby girl!
Sending you ❤️ from your friends & family at the #USOpen and @WTA! pic.twitter.com/zv8HW0dDTN
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2017
A producer for WPBF in West Palm Beach, Fla., initially reported the news on Twitter, saying the newborn checked in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
News of the birth broke shortly before Williams’ older sister Venus was due on court for a U.S. Open match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. She told ESPN before going on court, “Obviously I’m super excited. Words can’t describe.”