The couple revealed earlier this year that they had chosen to keep the sex of their child a secret until her birth, however the sporting star did reveal to Vogue that she believed she was having a daughter - a guess which happily became fact on Friday afternoon.Alexis, however, was convinced that their baby will be a boy.' Serena's fellow tennis pro Rafael Nadal also shared his joy at the news on social media, writing on Twitter: 'Congrats Serena!!! 'According to reports, the 23-time Grand Slam winner checked into the hospital on Wednesday, with an entire floor of the location being cleared in order to ensure the mother-to-be has the maximum amount of privacy possible.Serena, who announced her surprise pregnancy with Alexis, 34, back in April, is reportedly due to give birth on Friday, after doctors made the decision to induce her on Thursday night.
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'It'll depend on the date from when she can really be back working at 100 per cent.' But while she has pulled back from competitive play, Serena has continued to keep up with her skills, regularly hitting the courts in Florida, where she has been living for much of her pregnancy, in order to hopefully minimize the amount of time before she can return to playing full-time.
According to her coach, however, Serena's original aim of returning as early as September just isn't going to happen, with Patrick telling that his player was 'dreaming' about achieving that goal.
He added that neither of them are sure what shape Serena will be in after the birth, nor what effect pregnancy and labor will have on her body, with Patrick explaining: 'This is something new for her...
we don't even know how the birth is going to go.' Much like with her tennis game, Serena, who got engaged to Alexis back in December, seems to have been incredibly determined to prepare herself as much as possible for the arrival of her child.
'I'm always thinking about what's next: the next victory, the next trophy...