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Serena Williams gives birth to second daughter

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are now the parents of two daughters. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
1 of 5 | Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are now the parents of two daughters. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Serena Williams gave birth to a daughter. Williams' husband, Alex Ohanian announced the birth on X.com Tuesday.

Ohanian and Williams named their daughter Adira River Ohanian. Photos show their first daughter, 4-year-old Alexis Olympia, meeting Adira for the first time.

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"I'm grateful to report our house is teaming with love," Ohanian wrote.

Ohanian quoted Isaiah 48:18, "Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea."

Ohanian also thanked the medical staff who attended to Williams and Adira.

Williams announced her pregnancy in May and confirmed the gender of the baby on Aug. 1. The tennis superstar retired from the sport after the 2022 U.S. Open.

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Serena Williams returns the ball to her sister, Venus, during their match at the Lipton Tennis Championship in Key Biscayne, Fla., on March 28, 1998. Venus Williams, defeated her sister 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Photo by Susan Knowles/UPI | License Photo

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