Proud sister! Venus Williams couldn’t be more thrilled for her younger sister Serena, who welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with fiancé Alex Ohanian on Friday, September 1, in Palm Beach, Florida.
In her post-match press conference, Venus requested that questions stick to the sport and not her family. "I'm definitely available to answer questions about tennis," the seven-time Grand Slam champion said. “That's all right now."
Still, questions managed to slip in about her equally-talented sister. "We always talk," Venus told reporters at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. "We always talk, so she's always encouraging me. Yeah, from every step of the way, every match, always."
The athlete confirmed she talked to Serena on the phone before her match and called the conversation “motivational.”
As previously reported, Serena accidentally announced her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo on April 19. She posted a selfie that showed off her tiny baby bump, writing that she was “20 weeks” pregnant.
Meanwhile, Venus continues to dominate the annual tennis tournament and advanced to the fourth round on Friday.
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