SERENA WILLIAMS: ‘FOUR MONTHS AGO I COULD NOT WALK TO MY MAILBOX’

"I Will Keep Going Forward And I'll Get There"

Serena Williams did not win the Miami Open but she remains optimistic. The tennis star expressed hopefulness after losing the Women’s Tennis Association Tour to 20-year-old rising sensation, Naomi Osaka.

“Four months ago I could not walk to my mailbox,” Serena told her Instagram fans. “I will keep going forward and I’ll get there,” she added.

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Williams had quite the challenge during her labor and delivery experience. The tennis star had to undergo an emergency C-section when her heart rate reached a dangerous low during contractions. Things became even more complicated the next day when shortness of breath overtook Serena and made her believe that she was suffering from a life-threatening blood clot. “That was an amazing feeling,” Serena told Vogue of her labor and delivery experience. “And then everything went bad.”

From bad things come bright lights. Little Alexis Olympia Jr. is definitely Serena and her husband Alexis Ohanian’s bright light. “We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen,” Williams mused during her interview with Vogue. “Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls,” she added.

“To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.”

Alexis Olympia is Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s only child. Stay tuned for more celebrity parent news!

Sarie

Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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