Serena Williams Shares First Picture Of Her Baby Daughter Alexis Olympia

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Serena Williams has shared the first photograph of her newborn daughter and revealed her name.

The 35-year-old gave birth to her first child on 1 September, but has waited for almost two weeks to compile an Instagram montage to introduce her baby tot he world.

The Insta-story begins with clips from various stages of Williamsโ€™ pregnancy and ends with an intimate snap of her and her newborn (who is wearing some adorable knitted shoes) at the hospital.

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Instagram/SerenaWilliams

Born at St Maryโ€™s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Williamsโ€™ daughter weighed 6lb 14oz.

Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian, 34, also took the opportunity to annouce their daughterโ€™s full name - Alexis Olympia Ohanian Junior (presumably as a tribute to her Reddit co-founder father).

The new parents also decided to include a joke, referring to the fact Williams was already pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January (even though they had not yet publicly announced the pregnancy).

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This Instagram story seems to have been far more planned than the Snapchat story that accidentally revealed Williams was 20-weeks pregnant back in April.

Williams sent fans into meltdown after uploading the photo, which she had intended to keep private.

โ€œI have this thing where Iโ€™ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along Iโ€™m getting,โ€ she told a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, according to EuroSport.

โ€œI was just saving them (for myself). Iโ€™ve been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped.โ€

Congratulations to the new parents!