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Serena Williams Says Postpartum Health Complications Made Her ‘Stronger’

Serena Williams is finding strength in her hardships. The 36-year-old tennis pro previously opened up about her postpartum health complications in her new cover story for Vogue, and on Monday, she took to Facebook to thank fans for their response. “I didn’t expect that sharing our family’s story of Olympia’s birth and all of complications after giving
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Serena Williams Says Giving Birth to Daughter Made Her 'Stronger': 'I'm Happy It Happened to Me'

Serena Williams Says Giving Birth to Daughter Made Her 'Stronger': 'I'm Happy It Happened to Me'
Serena Williams thanked her fans on Facebook Monday after she opened up about her daughter’s labor and the difficult complications that followed afterward.

The tennis star, 36, shared an adorable new video of her 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia as well as a message about her birth story.

“I didn’t expect that sharing our family’s story of Olympia’s birth and all of the complications after giving birth would start such an outpouring of discussion from women — especially black women — who have faced similar complications and women whose problems go unaddressed,” Williams wrote.

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Serena Williams Says Childbirth Made Her "Stronger" and Shares Adorable Video of Daughter Alexis Olympia

Serena Williams Says Childbirth Made Her
After opening up about her childbirth complications, Serena Williams took to Facebook on Monday to thank her followers for sharing their own stories and reveal how the experience made her "stronger." "I didn't expect that sharing our family's story of Olympia's birth and all of complications after giving birth would start such an outpouring of discussion from women—especially black women—who have faced similar complications and women whose problems go unaddressed," Williams wrote on Facebook. "These aren't just stories: according to the Cdc, (Center for Disease Control) black women are over 3 times more likely than White women to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related...
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Celebrity Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Male Models

Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of sexual harassment by dozens of male assistants and models, according to a new exposé from The New York Times.

According to the Times, the detailed allegations of sexual harassment against Testino include unwanted sexual advances, groping and masturbation.

Testino is a favorite photographer of celebrities, and the 63-year-old recently shot Serena Williams’ February Vogue cover. He has also done photo shoots for Prince William and Princess Kate (including their 2010 engagement portrait) as well as the late Princess Diana.

In one of the allegations, Hugo Tillman — a former assistant of Testino
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Alexis Ohanian Opens Up About the 'Ordeal' Wife Serena Williams' Went Through Having Their Baby

Alexis Ohanian Opens Up About the 'Ordeal' Wife Serena Williams' Went Through Having Their Baby
Alexis Ohanian is reflecting on the moment he almost lost his wife, Serena Williams, and their daughter.

The Reddit co-founder shared a photo from Williams’ Vogue photo shoot on Instagram Thursday with their 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia, and began his caption with a sweet note, writing, “This one is going on the desk at work.”

Ohanian, 34, continued, “I can’t imagine life without these two,” referring to Vogue’s February cover story in which Williams, 36, described her difficult experience giving birth to her first child and the subsequent major health complications which followed

Ohanian continued, “This ordeal, as well as the weeks and months after,
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Why Serena Williams Thinks Her Baby Girl 'Might Help' Her Nab That 25th Grand Slam Title

Why Serena Williams Thinks Her Baby Girl 'Might Help' Her Nab That 25th Grand Slam Title
Serena Williams may be forgoing the Australian Open this year, but motherhood has only made her more determined to clench titles.

“To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom … But not yet,” the tennis champion — who welcomed her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, with husband Alexis Ohanian in September — tells Vogue for its February issue, referencing the headquarters city of Reddit, which Ohanian co-founded.

“Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m
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Serena Williams's Daughter, Alexis Olympia, Is Serving Cuteness in Her Vogue Debut

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Serena Williams's Daughter, Alexis Olympia, Is Serving Cuteness in Her Vogue Debut
Serena Williams is known for being a powerful force on the tennis court, but these days, the competitive sports player is channeling her softer side, thanks to motherhood. The 36-year-old Grand Slam champion and her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. are the cover stars of Vogue's February issue, and to say they're both serving up cuteness would be an understatement. Serena has shared glimpses of how her life has changed since giving birth in September, and now she's opening up about why she's "so glad" she's raising a baby girl. "I think sometimes women limit themselves," Serena told the fashion magazine. "I'm not sure why we think that way, but I know that we're sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO, when in the same household, a male child is told he can be anything he wants.
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Serena Williams and Daughter Alexis Olympia Cover Vogue Together

Serena Williams and Daughter Alexis Olympia Cover Vogue Together
Serena Williams' daughter knows how to strike a pose! The tennis star's 4-month-old baby girl Alexis Ohanian appear on the cover of Vogue's February 2018 issue and in an adorable pictorial. The pics, taken last month, mark the child first magazine cover and also makes Vogue history; Serena's daughter, her and her husband Alexis Ohanian's first child, is the youngest person to grace the cover. Serena appears in a red Versace dress while holding the baby, who is wearing a white bodysuit and touching her mom while making a fist almost victoriously with her other hand. In another photo for the magazine, Serena wears a pink-trimmed lavender...
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Serena Williams Twerks Like No One's Watching in This "Lemon" Music Video

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Serena Williams Twerks Like No One's Watching in This
Serena Williams isn't afraid to cut loose. The 36-year-old Grand Slam champion and cover star of Vogue's February issue recently showed off her dance moves on the runway at Palm Beach International Airport to the sounds of Rihanna and N.E.R.D.'s infectious dance track "Lemon." In the fun clip, the new mom twerks like no one's watching and serves up a mean racket using a lemon. "Serving
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Serena Williams Had Emergency C-Section and Health Complications After Daughter's Birth

Serena Williams Had Emergency C-Section and Health Complications After Daughter's Birth
Serena Williams may have had an easy pregnancy while carrying 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia, but giving birth to her first child came with some major health complications for the tennis star.

In the cover story to Vogue‘s February issue, Williams reveals that her plummeting heart rate reached dangerously low levels during contractions, leading to an emergency cesarean section.

Though the surgery went well, what followed was a six-day battle with a pulmonary embolism that led to multiple surgeries and a handful of additional medical troubles for Williams.

“That was an amazing feeling,” Williams, 36, recalls of having a crying newborn
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Serena Williams Ass Shakin' in Front of Private Jet

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[[tmz:video id="0_7c0y8jn0"]] If you didn't already love N.E.R.D. and Rihanna's song, "Lemon" ... Serena Williams will change your mind in the next minute and 30 seconds. The tennis superstar turned a Palm Beach International airport runway into her own private dance party for a photo shoot with Vogue ... and we're so, so happy she did. Not only does the new mommy show she can still twerk like no other, she even serves up some lemons
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Serena Williams And Her Daughter On The Cover Of Vogue: ‘We’re Not Spending A Day Apart Until She’s 18’

Serena Williams is on the cover of Vogue’s February issue with her adorable baby daughter Alexis Olympia. Thrilled to cover @voguemagazine's February issue with my daughter! This is a moment I will never forget: https://t.co/aQ6ZpxZeB4 pic.twitter.com/iTwDMoGZf7 — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 10, 2018 Related: New Mother Serena Williams Writes Emotional Letter To Her Own Mom: ‘You Are
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Serena Williams Shares Never-Seen Photos from Her Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress Fittings

Serena Williams Shares Never-Seen Photos from Her Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress Fittings
Serena Williams is still dreaming of her wedding day, specifically of her custom Alexander McQueen gown!

The tennis star, who married husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November, shared never-before-seen photos from her wedding dress fittings with creative director Sarah Burton on Instagram Tuesday, in coordinance with her new Brides magazine cover.

“When everything comes together for your wedding with a @alexandermcqueen Wedding gown by Sara Burton,” Williams, 36, captioned her two behind-the-scenes photos. “I’m missing the fittings! Dream world My dear Sara Burton I love you so,” she added.

Fun fact: Burton also designed Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress!
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Serena Williams Shares Sweet Snap of Alexis Olympia Days After Withdrawing from Australian Open

Serena Williams Shares Sweet Snap of Alexis Olympia Days After Withdrawing from Australian Open
Days after Serena Williams announced she had withdrawn from competing in the Australian Open, the 36-year-old mother shared an adorable photo of her 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia.

In the sweet snap, Alexis Olympia smiled up at the camera from the comforts of her crib, which was decorated with pink-and-white sheets and a toy aquarium filled with cartoon sea creatures.

“Heyyyy Mrs. Parker ,” Williams captioned the photo of her first child with husband Alexis Ohanian.

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Meet the Lucky Woman Who Will Likely Be Meghan Markle's Maid of Honor

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Meet the Lucky Woman Who Will Likely Be Meghan Markle's Maid of Honor
The countdown to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding is already underway. As Meghan prepares to officially join the British royal family this Spring, she'll also be prepping every detail of her big day. In addition to finding the perfect wedding dress and wedding bouquet, Meghan has reportedly decided to ditch the British tradition of having "a chief bridesmaid" at her ceremony; she will have a maid of honor instead. According to Us Weekly, the 36-year-old former Suits star will likely select her best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney, to be by her side as she exchanges wedding vows with her red-haired prince. The former-bridal-pr-turned-stylist is part of Meghan's powerful girl squad, which includes tennis player Serena Williams and Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra. Meghan often spent time hanging out with Jessica in between shooting her series in Toronto, and the BFFs have traveled all over the world together. RelatedWill
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Serena Williams's Reason For Withdrawing From the Australian Open Will Break Your Heart

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Serena Williams's Reason For Withdrawing From the Australian Open Will Break Your Heart
During the 2017 Australian Open, Serena Williams was pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Almost a year later, the tennis superstar announced that she will not be defending her title. Via Snapchat, Serena said, "After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be," she wrote. "My coach and team always said 'Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.' With that being said I am disappointed to say I've decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year." Serena made her return to the tennis court at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 30, 2017 but lost to Jelena Ostapenko. "However, the memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again.
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Serena Williams Backs Out Of Australian Open, Not Yet At Peak Performance After Giving Birth

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Serena Williams will not compete at anything less than 100 per cent. The four-time Olympic gold medalist announced her withdrawal from the Australian Open just 12 days before the start of the tournament. Wiliams was expected to defend her title at the event. Related: Serena Williams Shares Her 10 Favourite Videos Of Her Daughter “After performing […]
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Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open
Serena Williams will not compete at the Australian Open after all.  The tennis professional announced her decision to withdraw from the tournament, which is set to begin January 15, on social media today. Williams gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, in early September and she suffered a loss during last week's exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.  "After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I'm not where I personally want to be," Williams wrote in a statement posted to her Snapchat. "My coach and team always said 'Only go to tournaments when you...
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Serena Williams Withdraws from Australian Open: 'I'm Not Where I Want to Be' After Baby's Birth

Serena Williams Withdraws from Australian Open: 'I'm Not Where I Want to Be' After Baby's Birth
Serena Williams was pregnant when she competed in the Australian Open last year, but this year neither she nor 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia will be there.

Twelve days before the start the tournament, the tennis star, 36, announced she has withdrawn with a statement shared on Snapchat Thursday. Williams was expected to defend her title this month.

“After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be,” she wrote.

“My coach and team always said ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.
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Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

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Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open ... saying she's not quite ready to compete on a tournament level after recently giving birth. Serena posted the message to her Snapchat Thursday, saying ... "After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I'm not where I personally want to be."  She adds ... "My coach and team always said 'Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.
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