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West Palm Beach, Florida | Serena giving birth

West Palm Beach, Florida | Serena giving birth

News has broken that the absent and pregnant Serena Williams has gone into labour, according to US reports, and was being induced at St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The 23 Grand Slam title winner was said to have checked into the hospital on Wednesday when the entire first floor was cleared for security measures.

So baby's head is here, -good job, you want it to stay there Serena Williams

Having gone into labour with her first child, she is expected to give birth on Friday after having been induced on Thursday night.

According to reports, the 35-year-old checked into the hospital which offered the mother-to-be the maximum amount of privacy possible.

Serena announced her surprise pregnancy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33, back in April after the couple got engaged last December.

Local news outlet CBS12 reported on Friday morning that doctors had confirmed that Serena was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, after the entire first floor of the location was shut down to all unauthorised personnel.

Currently, nobody without official security clearance, is able to access the area.

Earlier this week, Serena gave her followers a lesson in what to expect from the birth, using a black Sharpie to draw a diagram on her pregnant belly that she captured on camera and shared via Snapchat.

‘So baby’s head is here,’ she explained as she pointed to her lower abdomen.

‘Good job, you want it to stay there,’ she explained, since it means the baby is now in position for birth.


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Barbara Wancke

Barbara Wancke is a Tennis Threads Tennis Correspondent who has been involved in the sport for over 40 years, not only as a former player, umpire and coach but primarily as an administrator and tennis writer contributing over the years to Lawn Tennis, Tennis World, and Tennis Today. She has worked with the Dunlop Sports Co, IMG and at the ITF as Director of Women’s Tennis, responsible, amongst other things, for the running of the Federation Cup (now Fed Cup), and acting as Technical Director for tennis at the Seoul Olympics (1988). She subsequently set up her own tennis consultancy Tennis Interlink and was elected to the Board of the TIA UK where she became the Executive Administrator and Executive Vice President until she stood down in July 2014 and is currently an Honorary Vice President.

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