Serena Williams Writes Sweet Love Note to Her Baby on the Way

Apr 24, 2017 at 1:49 p.m. ET
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We could barely get through the produce aisle when we were newly pregnant, but somehow Serena Williams managed to win the Australian Open at eight weeks gestation.

But then again: this is Serena Williams we're talking about, after all. We've loved and admired the badass, tough-as-nails Williams for years. And now we're loving getting to know the secret softie side of Williams as she prepares to become a mom.

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On Monday, Williams — awaiting her baby with fiancé Alexis Ohanian — wrote a very sweet note to her unborn child on Instagram.

“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had,” Williams said. “You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year.”

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Williams' note was also an adoring birthday message to her fiancé:

“I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday."

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But our favorite part has to be Williams' signoff:

"From the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. —Your Mommy"

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