Alexis Ohanian Celebrates Serena Williams’ Epic Comeback After Birth Complications

Alexis Ohanian Celebrates Serena Williams’ Epic Comeback After Birth Complications

The Reddit co-founder called the tennis star “remarkable,” tweeting about how she couldn’t even walk properly 9 months ago.
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Serena Williams’ relationship with Alexis Ohanian has been cute on social media for a while now, but the Reddit co-founder’s tweet about the tennis star on Tuesday was particularly poignant.

This week, Williams made it through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the 11th time, despite enduring an injury at the French Open and nearly dying last year while giving birth to Alexis Olympia, her daughter with Ohanian.

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“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia,” Williams wrote in an essay for CNN Opinion in February. “Yet I consider myself fortunate. It began with a pulmonary embolism, which is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot. Because of my medical history with this problem, I live in fear of this situation. So, when I fell short of breath, I didn’t wait a second to alert the nurses.”

What Williams went through was so horrific that she could barely do basic activities. On Tuesday, she tweeted about her fans supporting her, and Ohanian responded by calling her journey thus far “remarkable.”

Walking to the mailbox was a painful, exhausting challenge for this woman just 9 months ago.

This is already nothing short of remarkable. #wimbledonhttps://t.co/H6wiQ1uFd1

— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) July 10, 2018

Aww. Is that a proud husband or what?

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Keep killin’ it, Serena. You got this.

Serena Williams is a member of a board of advisers to Oath, HuffPost’s parent company.

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