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Serena Williams had a very special guest join her on the cover of Vogue’s February issue.
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., the tennis pro’s daughter with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was photographed alongside her mama by Mario Testino in a little white onesie. (Williams calls the tot Olympia, which is also the name on her Instagram account — which, by the way, has more than 200K followers — but Ohanian prefers “Junior,” according to the profile.) Williams, meanwhile, wore a Valentine’s Day-red Versace number, which was styled by Tonne Goodman.
A very pregnant Williams was on the Vanity Fair cover back in June, shortly after she (accidentally) announced her pregnancy, so (if we want to get technical here) this is little Alexis’ second major American magazine cover. Not bad for a four-month-old.
Ohanian and Williams were engaged in Italy in December 2016 and tied the knot at a stylish, star-studded ceremony in New Orleans last November, which included Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour (and Beyonce!) among the guests.
Williams recently announced that she will not be competing in the Australian Open, which begins today in Melbourne. In her profile, written by Rob Haskell, Williams detailed post-delivery complications that may have contributed to her decision to sit this one out. In the six days following her emergency C-section, she suffered a pulmonary embolism, and coughing fits caused by the clots on her lungs resulted in the re-opening of her C-section wound. Doctors also found hemorrhaging in her abdomen, resulting in more surgeries.
As for how she feels about motherhood, Williams tells Haskell, “Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls.” She continued, “To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom…. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams.”
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