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Watch Husband Ohanian’s Touching Celebration Of Serena’s Run To US Open Final

Serena Williams’s husband Alexis Ohanian celebrated her return to the US Open final with a touching Twitter tribute interspersing video of her on-court exploits and the first days of their daughter Olympia a year ago.

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her women’s singles semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Eleven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2018, in the Flushing neighbourhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Williams suffered life-threatening complications after the birth on September 1 of last year, requiring four surgeries to deal with blood clots.

Ohanian, in a tweet, urged fans to share the accompanying video, saying:

“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,” he said. “Help me make sure she sees it! #iloveyouserena”

The video contrasts shots of Williams taking the court at Flushing Meadows this week with those of her in a hospital bed, cuddling her baby daughter.

The audio is Serena’s emotional on-court interview after her semi-final win over Anastasija Sevastova when Williams called her run to a second Grand Slam final of the year “incredible”.

Williams said:

“A year ago I was fighting for my life in the hospital after I had the baby. Every time I step out on this court I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to play this sport.”

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