Serena Williams has given birth to a girl, according to the United States Open’s official Twitter account and her coach.
The highly anticipated announcement came late Friday afternoon as Serena’s sister Venus Williams romped over another opponent and into the fourth round of the major tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens.
Asked just before her match on Friday about reports of Serena having given birth and about becoming an aunt, Venus Williams told ESPN’s Pam Shriver she was “super excited,” adding, “Words can’t describe.”
She then proceeded to defeat Maria Sakkari of Greece in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Afterward, she sidestepped questions about the birth of her niece, saying: “I’m definitely available to answer questions about tennis. That’s all right now.”