I feared Serena might die, says husband
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Alexis Ohanian, the internet entrepreneur and founder of Reddit, saluted the 36-year-old Williams for battling back from life-saving surgery to get within touching distance of an eighth Wimbledon title.
However, the American suffered a straight sets defeat to Angelique Kerber in July14’s final.
“Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back,” Ohanian wrote on Instagram.
“We just wanted her to survive - 10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final.”
The couple’s daughter Olympia was born in September but Serena then needed a series of operations to free her from the risk of clotting.
“Congratulations, @angie.kerber. @serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon - she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her,” added Ohanian.
“Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud.”