And the news has finally come as tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl in Florida.
Williams, 35, whose partner is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was admitted in labour on Wednesday, at the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner said that she has planned to return to tennis for the Australian Open in January 2018. Nonetheless, since the news spread out, countless congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities cross the world.
As sister Venus was asked of her feelings about the great news, she said: “Obviously I’m super-excited. Words can’t describe it.” Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, tweeted: “I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion.”
He added: “Btw … I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us.”
‘Hope she doesn’t play tennis!’
On the other hand, the news has delighted many, with tweets flowing in with Rafa Nadal among the first to congratulate.