Serena Williams revealed that the most incredible thing she’s ever done in her opinion was winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open when she was two months pregnant! As you may know already, the tennis champion welcomed her precious daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. last September.
Williams appears on the cover of the latest InStyle magazine issue, the first one that is ‘Badass Women’ themed.
‘Oh absolutely! I was two months pregnant. I was literally nine weeks by the end of the tournament. Every day that passed I thought, ‘This is a dream.’ I had a tough first round and an even tougher second one. I thought, ‘I am probably going to lose pretty early. That is OK. I have a good excuse for the very first time,’ she told the magazine.
Six months after giving birth, Williams was back on the court for the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open!
Although she admits, there needs to be a balance between her career and motherhood now if anyone can prove mothers can do anything that is Serena!
‘I’m in the locker room pumping before matches because my boobs are so big. When I pump, they go down a size or two, and I go out and play,’ she shared.
The sportswoman said that beyond anything else, however, her baby daughter comes first.
‘I sneak away to practice, at around 8 a.m. The only rule I have at practice is to be done before 1 p.m., because as much as I love tennis, I have to be with her. I want to put her above everything else I am doing. Since she was born, I haven’t been apart from her for more than a day.’
It’s our first-ever Badass Women™ Issue, and the badass of ALL badasses covers it: Serena Williams. She’s a champion, mother, wife, businesswoman, and one of the greatest tennis players of all time — but she’s also just Serena. “Someone who’s a badass is incredibly confident and unapologetically herself. And she doesn’t care what anyone else says — but in a positive, not a negative, way. It’s more like standing up for yourself and others.” Click the link in bio for @SerenaWilliams’s full interview with @LauraBrown99. #BadassWomenIssue #InStyleBadassWomen I Photographed by @RobbieFimmano
Williams also explained that if she gets pregnant with hubby Alexis Ohanian again, she will probably retire.
‘If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant…I don’t know if I want to play if I have another baby…’