Serena Williams' fiancé Alexis Ohanian praises her 'big heart'

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Serena Williams' fiancé Alexis Ohanian has praised her for having "the biggest heart" and always putting "100 per cent" into everything she does.

The 35-year-old professional tennis champion is expecting a baby with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and he has taken a moment to gush over his bride-to-be by explaining how amazed he is that she gives "100 per cent of herself" to everything she does.

In a post shared by the Humans of New York Instagram page taken at the Met Gala on Monday, Alexis says of Serena: "She has the biggest heart. Everyone sees her success as an athlete, but all of that is layered on the size of her heart. She gives 100% of herself to everything she does: as a friend, as a lover, and soon, as a mother. (sic)"

Meanwhile, Serena and Alexis revealed they are "waiting" to find out the sex of their baby as they want it to be a "surprise".

Serena said when asked if she knew whether she was having a boy or a girl: "We're waiting. [It's] a surprise. We call it 'baby.'"

Previously, Serena - who defeated her sister Venus to be crowned winner of the Australian Open in January - revealed her pregnancy announcement was an accident.

The star told the world the exciting news when she shared a photo of herself on Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", but said she meant to keep the snap for later use, rather than publishing it for all to see.

She said: "Well, actually it was an accident. I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going.

"I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it. And you know how social media is when you press the wrong button ... and [there it was]."

Pregnant Serena Williams 'waiting' to find out baby's sex

Serena Williams has said she and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian are "waiting" to find out the sex of their baby as they want it to be a "surprise".

The 35-year-old tennis champion is expecting her first child with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, but the pair are in no rush to find out whether they're having a boy or a girl, as they want it to be a "surprise".

When asked by André Leon Talley - a contributing editor at Vogue magazine - at the Met Gala on Monday whether she knew the sex of the baby, Serena said: "We're waiting. [It's] a surprise. We call it 'baby.'"

The professional tennis player also told André the duo aren't panicking just yet as they "have time" to prepare themselves before the baby is born.

Reddit co-founder Alexis, meanwhile, said the couple are feeling "really good" about the pregnancy.

During the star-studded bash, onlookers said the pair - who got engaged in December - seemed to be "having a good time".

One source told E! News: "[Alexis] was being very attentive, making sure [Serena] was comfortable, having a good time. You could tell the fashion world is very new to him and she seemed excited to be introducing him to it."

Meanwhile, Serena - who defeated her sister Venus to be crowned winner of the Australian Open in January - recently revealed her pregnancy announcement was an accident.

The star told the world the exciting news when she shared a photo of herself on Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", but said she meant to keep the snap for later use, rather than publishing it for all to see.

She said: "Well, actually it was an accident. I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going.

"I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it. And you know how social media is when you press the wrong button ... and [there it was]."

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