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Serena Williams Surprises Girls with a 'Black Panther' Screening!

Serena Williams is one of the many celebrities helping people in need get into a screening of the new Marvel movie Black Panther!

The film is smashing box office records and is on track to become one of the top-grossing Marvel movies ever.

“Last night we surprised a group of girls from @blackgirlscode to watch black panther with me in a private screening. We loved the movie and had a awesome time! @alexisohanian thanks!!” Serena captioned the below photo on Instagram.

Serena‘s husband Alexis Ohanian added, “That moment when the @blackgirlscode students we invited to the Initialized Capital private screening of the #BlackPanther premiere realize they’re going to watch the film with a real-life superhero, @serenawilliams.”

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Serena Williams' Daughter & Husband Cheer Her On at Tennis Match!

Serena Williams‘ daughter, Alexis Olympia, 5 months, and husband, Alexis Ohanian cheered her on at the 2018 Fed Cup this weekend!

The pair sat in the stands watching the 36-year-old tennis star and her sister Venus Williams compete on Sunday (February 11) in Asheville, North Carolina. They ended up losing the match to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs.

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Alexis Jr. was born back in September and she was looking so cute sitting and watching her mom compete in the big match!

Check out the photos of the family in the gallery…

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Serena Williams Needed Emergency C-Section, Details Health Problems After Giving Birth

Serena Williams revealed that her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who was born on September 1, 2017, was born by emergency C-section when her heart rate went too low during her contractions.

The 36-year-old tennis star’s delivery went smoothly and hubby Alexis Ohanian cut the umbilical cord.

“That was an amazing feeling,” Serena told Vogue in her cover story. “And then everything went bad.”

The next day, Serena felt short of breath and went to get a nurse. She told the publication she has a history of blood clots, and told hospital staff she needed a “CT scan with contrast and IV heparin (a blood thinner) right away.”

An ultrasound, which the doctors insisted on performing first, found nothing, but later, it was revealed she had “several small blood clots” in her lungs.

But the drama was not over. Vogue reported things went downhill from there: “Her fresh C-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism, and when she returned to surgery, they found that a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen, the result of a medical catch-22 in which the potentially lifesaving blood thinner caused hemorrhaging at the site of her C-section. She returned yet again to the OR to have a filter inserted into a major vein, in order to prevent more clots from dislodging and traveling into her lungs.”

Finally, Serena was allowed home, but spent six weeks in bed.

Be sure to see the entire Vogue feature, with adorable photos of Alexis Jr!

Serena Williams & Four-Month-Old Daughter Alexis Jr Cover 'Vogue' February 2018!

Serena Williams and her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, 4 months, are on the cover of Vogue‘s February 2018 issue.

In the issue, the 36-year-old tennis all-star posed with the women in her family, half-sister Isha Price, sister Venus Williams, mom Oracene Price, and half-sister Lyndrea Price, as well as her husband Alexis Ohanian. Here’s what she shared with the mag:

On her future: “To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.”

On the low points of motherhood: “Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this. It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments—the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times.”

FYI: Serena is wearing a Versace dress, Jennifer Meyer earrings, and Eva Fehren bracelet on the cover.

For more from Serena, visit Vogue.com.

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Serena Williams Withdraws from Australian Open After Loss in Abu Dhabi

Serena Williams has decided to withdraw from the upcoming Australian Open, just days after losing in her highly anticipated return to tennis.

The 36-year-old athlete gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia on September 1 and she played her first match back on December 30 in Abu Dhabi.

“After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be,” Serena said in a statement. “My coach and team always said, ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ I can compete – but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time.

“With that being said, and even though I am disappointed about it, I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year,” she added. “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. I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open.”