Serena Williams' Husband Shares Video Celebrating Journey From New Mom to US Open Final

The day before Serena Williams plays the US Open Final, her husband shared a video commemorating her journey from giving birth one year ago, then fighting for her own life, and her return to competitive tennis.

She fought for her life, for our child, for recognition, for equal pay, for women’s rights. She never gives up.

I had this made for @serenawilliams last night after her match with some home videos from 1 year ago this week. Help me make sure she sees it!#iloveyouserena

— Alexis Ohanian 🧠 (@alexisohanian) September 7, 2018

It's stunning to think that a year and a week ago, Serena Williams was fighting for her life after giving birth to her baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohaninan Jr. It's been a remarkable journey for tennis' GOAT: She was forced to bail on an early attempt to get back on the court, but she eventually persevered and even won her first match.

Despite missing out on her daughter's initial steps, Serena looked like the player of old while reaching the Wimbledon Finals. But she wasn't just battling on-court opponents over the first year of her daughter's life. The birth complications were just a few of many obstacles standing in the way of her comeback. She had to deal with the French Open banning her black catsuit, some implicit discrimination when it comes to supposedly random drug testing, and the sexism that continues to afflict the sport.

Her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has supported her every step of the way, including taking out some billboards commemorating her return to competitive tennis. That continued on Friday when he shared a video tribute he created from home videos of Serena and Olympia spliced with an emotional on-court interview after Serena won her semifinal match on Thursday.

Serena faces Japan's Naomi Osaka in the US Open Final at 4 pm EST on Saturday.

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