Serena Williams shares first photo of baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

FINALLY! I’ve been waiting to hear the baby name for Serena Williams’ daughter for weeks! Serena Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian welcomed their baby girl – their first child, for both – in the middle of the US Open. Like, we literally heard that Serena had given birth just minutes before Venus was due on court to play a match. Serena and Alexis have been very quiet about everything and it wasn’t like I needed to see a photo, but I did want to hear the name. And here it is: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. They named their daughter after her father and gave her a little “Jr.” I kind of wonder if they’ll call her AJ (Alexis Jr.).

Serena posted these Instagrams – including the first one of Alexis Jr. – over the past few hours. Serena looks tired, but beautiful. AJ looks beautiful. I’m so happy for everyone! YAY! Look at AJ’s little pout! She got her mom’s mouth.

Also: in Serena’s Instagram stories, she talks about how they stayed in the hospital for the better part of a week because of “complications” but they’re doing okay now. Everyone at the US Open was debating whether Serena will be coming back. I think she’s coming back. I think she’ll be back for Australia, complications or not. And AJ will be there, cheering on her mom. And then 16 years from now, AJ’s going to win her first Slam.

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… but are you ready?

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62 Responses to “Serena Williams shares first photo of baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.”

  1. MissMarierose says:

    AJ already won her first Grand Slam, in utero.

  2. Angel says:

    Beautiful…. I’m so glad she didn’t wait months to post this pic. Maybe she’ll inspire her bff, Ciara, to do the same! 😊

  3. Radley says:

    Cute baby. Nice twist with the “Jr”. Glad everyone is well. Congrats!

  4. nicegirl says:

    Congratulations!!! I love her name, too, Alexis Olympia, it is a beautiful name for a beautiful baby!

  5. Cupcake says:

    I’m curious about the “complications.”
    7 days is a long post partum stay so it must have been serious. Thoughts?

  6. nikzilla says:

    Wonderful! Congrats to Serena!

  7. Cleo says:

    YAY for a non horrid celebrity baby name!!

    She’s a cutie.

  8. mar_time says:

    Alexis called her Olympia on his Instagram and Serena called her Junior, wonder what they’ll end up calling her? She’s super cute, love this family!! I hate seeing random negative comments on her Instagram because they’re a biracial couple, let people love!

  9. Megan says:

    AJ has some good genes. Maybe she will be the first grand slam winner to have also started a billion dollar company.

  10. HelloSunshine says:

    She’s beautiful and Serena looks like a goddess as usual! I absolutely love the name! I’m totally digging the Jr on the end, it’s a wonderful twist on tradition and I love Olympia as well.

  11. I says:

    Great timing Serena. Released the baby pics the same day Sharapova releases her stupid book. Ahahaha….

    Also Olympia is adorable

  12. AnnaKist says:

    Ooooooooooooo! Alexis Olympia is absolutely adorable! One of my best friends has a daughter named Olympia – beautiful name. Serena looks wonderful.

  13. Shirleygail says:

    He better be worthy of the two goddesses in his life!

  14. Olive says:

    A girl “Junior”! love it! Serena’s got an awesome man.

  15. Georgia says:

    Olympia is a lovely name and I love it for Serena’S baby.

  16. JeanGenie says:

    Since she got her father’s first name, I wish they’d give her Serena’s last name: Alexis Olympia Williams.
    Or just Olympia Ohanian. That’s a cool name.

  17. Tyrant Destroyed says:

    Alexis Olympia are beautiful names and she is a beautiful baby. Not a big fan Sr, Jr. or AJ, I don’t like when names of people are shorten for the comfort of the ones that have pronounce them. My name has 3 syllables and sometimes people is so lazy that they call be by the first one so my beautiful name is reduced to a sound.

  18. Lady Keller says:

    I’m normally not the biggest fan of junior/senior names but I love that they did it for their daughter. It’s a great name.

  19. DiamondGirl says:

    She’s beautiful!

    I certainly hope with such a great name that they don’t reduce it to AJ. Ugh.

  20. Onemoretime says:

    She is a beautiful baby! Congratulations Serena & Alexis.
    My daughters name is Erin and her dad is Aaron. She loves her name but hates its after her father. She says it “corny” but he loves that I agreed to name her after him.

  21. Turtle says:

    “Olympia” is great; very Greek or Amazonian. But I thought “Jr.” was only for when the names matched exactly (could be wrong).

    And I feel for this kid: barely a week old and she’s already getting pressure to pick up a tennis racket.

  22. whatever says:

    She’s a cutie pie . But I feel like Serena missed an golden opportunity to give her daughter and unique and fierce name, an name that can just be hers. Now little Alexis has a lifetime being compared to a man, even if that man is her father. A strange choice for someone who gives the impression that she is a strong and independent women.

    • A says:

      ???? This is really weird to say considering last names are still very much a thing. Would you have said this if she’d named her daughter after herself, or her mother, or one of her sisters? I normally hate to make that comparison, but there are a lot worse ways in which women are named that implies they are the property of men. Naming a child after their parent hardly falls under the same sort of idea.

      • whatever says:

        This is just my opinion your entitled to have yours. Im just saying her name will be Alexis Ohanian – just like her father’s so there are going to be comparisons. If her name was Olympia Ohanian she would able ‘start from zero’ so to speak , make a name for herself by herself and not have to live up to her fathers name and achievements.

      • argonaut says:

        i don’t think it’s her father’s accomplishments she will have to live up to – everyone is already joking about her playing tennis and her mom is the greatest athlete around.

  23. Bxhal says:

    Here for all things Serena (which is an equally beautiful name as the adorbs Alexis)! I predict two girls and a son for these two. May this little family prosper on.

  24. Erica_V says:

    Awww congrats to the new parents!!!! I feel like she was pregnant for like 2 months tho it went quick!

    Question – Her fiance’s middle name is Kelly, baby’s middle name is Olympia. Isn’t she technically not actually a Junior because their middle names are different? I thought to be considered a Jr, Third etc it has to be the exact same name.

  25. themummy says:

    They both look beautiful. :) That is one seriously pretty newborn.

  26. Sylvia says:

    Awwwww, what a cutie! Congrats to them both! I love the name and that they made their baby girl a junior, too cute.

  27. magnoliarose says:

    Alexis is a beautiful baby and will be loved and cherished dearly.

  28. brooksie says:

    I love how she posted everything on her Instagram stories, it made me super teary! <3

  29. commonsense says:

    Cute, I love the name and Junior at the end.

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