Tennis champion Serena Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian have welcomed their first child into the world.
The six-time US Open champion gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital near her home in Palm Beach, prompting congratulatory messages to begin circulating on social media.
Williams announced her pregnancy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Olhanian in April by posting a selfie on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks”.
The US Open was among the first to tweet the news.
Reports claimed that an entire floor of the St Mary’s Medical Centre had been cleared to offer Williams maximum privacy.
“Obviously I’m super excited,” said the baby’s aunt, Venus Williams, as she took the court at the US Open. “Words can’t describe.”