As She Readies Comeback, Serena Williams Is Already Being Asked About Having Another Child
It’s true when they say that people tend to rush life. When you graduate from school, you’re asked when you’re going to get a job. When you get a job, you’re asked when you’re going to get a partner. When you get a partner, you’re asked when you’re going to get married. When you’re married, you’re asked when you’re going to have a child. And when you have one child, people ask you if and when you plan on having more. Newly married mother of one Serena Williams is dealing with that, just like the rest of us.
The 36-year-old tennis legend is celebrating her return to competitive tennis, which is happening on Thursday, International Women’s Day.
It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!
But right before that, she’s been fielding questions about motherhood, and whether or not she sees herself having another child soon. Williams isn’t bothered by the inquiries, but she did say her focus is on trying to balance her tennis career with taking care of the one child she has, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
“I definitely want two [kids], God willing,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “But right now, I want tennis as well. So, I’m going to wait and see what happens.”
“It’s definitely not easy,” she continued. “I have this undying drive to be the best that I can be. Whether it’s [being] a mom or playing tennis or doing my designing. I just want to do the best that I can.”
But as for being a mother of one, Williams has embraced it fully since welcoming Alexis Olympia in September.
“It’s been amazing,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom but I never seemed to have time with my career. Then, it just happened, and I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ I just dove right in.”
But with trying to get back to training and playing, balancing all of that with being a parent hasn’t been easy. She’s making it work, though.
“Working motherhood is real. It’s so real,” she said. “But I have my priorities and Olympia is that. And Alexis works all the time as well. He’s not even here right now, he’s working on his new VC fund. So, that’s great! But I’m never a day without Olympia. She’s my priority and every day I need to be home with her. I don’t wanna miss any moments with her.”