Serena Williams,35, has just given birth to her baby girl at a clinic in Florida. The 23 grand slam winner and her husband, Alexis Ohanian received their bundle of joy at the St Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach after they got admitted on Wednesday.
While the couples are yet to confirm the new, Serena's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou tweeted :"I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion, " and added "Btw ... I wish you a speedy recovery... we have a lot of work ahead of us."
As more celebrities in the U.S. continues to talk about police violence, Serena Williams has also decided to lend her voice to the issue of police violence in the country after she found herself afraid of her life, and that of his nephew who was driving her.
The tennis star took to Facebook today and wrote a lengthy post on the recent police violence that took the lives of young African-American, and remembered how police shot the man, Philando Castile, driving with his girlfriend after a stop in Minnesota.
Williams compared the shooting of the man to the scenario where her nephew was driving, and blamed herself for not driving at that moment.
Read her Facebook post;
Russian hacking group, Fancy bears, has published the medical records of top USA star, Venus and Serena Williams, and also the Olympics gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles. The group hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and reveal that the athletes were allowed to consume banned substances.
Fancy bears wrote on their website;
After detailed studying of the hacked WADA databases we figured out that dozens of American athletes had tested positive. The Rio Olympic medallists regularly used illicit strong drugs justified by certificates of approval for therapeutic use.
In other words they just got their licenses for doping. This is other evidence that WADA and IOC's Medical and Scientific Department are corrupt and deceitful. As predicted, the USA dominated the 2016 Olympics medal count with 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze for 121 total. The US team played well but not fair.
According to the hackers, Serena Williams was allowed to take banned substances such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, prednisone and methylprednisolone in 2010, 2014 and 2015, and Venus Williams was allowed to take prednisone, prednisolone and triamcinolone among others in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The Gold medalist, Simon Biles, tested positive for methylphenidate in August, but was allowed in the game. She was also allowed to take dextroamphetamine in 2013 and 2014.
Serena Williams, 33 went face to face with Garbine Muguruza, 21, to win her sixth Wimledons ladies final, the sixth victory at the All Englands club. Serena, an American, beat Garbine, a Spaniard in 6-4 in both rounds.
Garbine who played well enough, is good enough for Serena Williams, who is a pro in the game. Serena Williams gave Garbine kudos for how she played in the match in a post-match interview, she said :
It feels so good, it’s been a little while and I really appreciate holding it [the trophy], Garbine played so well, I didn’t know it was over – you’ll be holding this trophy very soon, believe me…I’m just happy it was such a great match. I can’t believe I’m standing here with another ‘Serena Slam’. There was definitely a bit of pressure towards the end.
In winning this championship, Serena Williams is a step away from achieving a calendar Grand Slam, holding the titles for the world's four major tournaments in one year.
The less experienced player, Garbine Muguruza was emotional after her loss, Serena Williams won her in straight set, 6-4, 6-4. Garbine was crying into her towel at the side of the court.
While holding back her tears as she received her runner-up trophy, the Spaniard said:
'I enjoyed it a lot, I cannot talk,' the 21-year-old said through a laugh.
'I don't have the words to say how I feel. I am very proud and happy to be here and playing in front of you, this amazing crowd.'
Joking about her relative inexperience on grass, she joked: 'In Spain we don't have that much grass but I'm going to change things now.
'I loved playing the big courts and a Grand Slam final for me is a dream come true.
'I want to say congratulations to Serena, she's still showing us that she's world number one.' She received roaring applause from the Centre Court crowd after her gracious speech.