Serena Williams’ husband feared she would die after childbirth

Alexis Ohanian has revealed his worst fear – that his wife Serena Williams was going to die after giving birth to their daughter last year.

The Reddit co-founder took to Instagram to pen an emotional tribute to Serena, saying that he couldn’t be prouder of the tennis champion despite her loss in the women’s final of Wimbledon on Saturday.

He revealed: “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. We just wanted her to survive – 10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final.”

He congratulated this year’s female champion Angelique Kerber on her victory, before adding: “@serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon – she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud.”