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03rd Sep 2017

Venus Williams breaks her silence after sister Serena welcomes baby

Serena welcomed her first child on Friday evening

Keeley Ryan

Venus Williams has opened up about her joy as her younger sister Serena welcomed her first child.

Serena Williams and her partner, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, welcomed a daughter into the world, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, on Friday.

And her big sister Venus she was “super excited” about her sister’s new arrival.

The seven time Grand Slam champion told ESPN in pre match interview:

“Obviously, I’m super-excited. Words can’t describe.”

And while she requested the questions stick to tennis and not her family during her post-match conference, Venus did confirm the pair had spoken before the match.

The 37 year old admitted it was weird not seeing her mum, Oracene Price, or her sister Isha – who are at most of the Williams sisters’ matches – up in the players’ box.

And she added that she had spoken to Serena ahead of the match, calling the conversation “motivational”.

She continued:

“We always talk.

“We always talk, so she’s always encouraging me. … From every step of the way, every match, always.”