Serena Williams and fiance Alexis Ohanian welcomed a baby girl on Friday. While Williams’ daughter did not choose the timing of her emergence, her birth marks a key, and admittedly unintentional, moment in Williams’ rivalry with Russian player Maria Sharapova.
And a short dive into history shows that this isn’t the first time it’s happened. Williams chose an interesting day to announce her pregnancy earlier this year — Sharapova’s birthday.
As it turns out, others have also noticed:
Serena just pregnant. Calm down. https://t.co/NhWsBm1zUg
— Ⓜ️Bearded Thanos 😈 (@iStalkPhatGirls) August 29, 2017
Serena Williams announces pregnancy on Maria Sharapova's birthday and will return to world number one on Monday.
Gosh I love tennis
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) April 19, 2017
More on Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova’s rivalry can be found here.