Serena Williams’s husband posts emotional tribute to Wimbledon runner-up

Alexis Ohanian at the Wimbledon women’s final on July 15, 2018, in which his wife, Serena Williams, lost to Angelique Kerber.
Alexis Ohanian at the Wimbledon women’s final on July 15, 2018, in which his wife, Serena Williams, lost to Angelique Kerber. –Oli Scarff / AFB / Getty Images

Serena Williams’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, took to Instagram to congratulate Angelique Kerber on her Wimbledon win Saturday, and praised his runner-up wife on her comeback from complications following the birth of their child.

“Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew she would be coming back,’’ Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, posted along with a photo of his wife serving a tennis ball.

After giving birth to their baby girl, Williams had several complications which required immediate and multiple surgeries.

“We just wanted her to survive — 10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final. Congratulations, @angie.kerber. @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,’’ he wrote.