Serena Williams Shares Image Of Her Post-Baby Figure And Is As Strong As Ever
Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter at the very beginning of September, and weeks into motherhood, the tennis star has been able to fit in the jean shorts she was wearing pre-pregnancy, and is also giving us a glimpse into how her body has changed since giving birth.
The reality is, there hasn’t been much change at all as far as we can see, and that’s to be expected:
The 36-year-old shared a selfie of herself on Thursday wearing a T-shirt and boy shorts while rocking a new braided hairstyle. It’s apparent that her muscles are still as strong as ever and the work she put in for years on the tennis court and even during pregnancy helped her be more belly (as in baby bump) than accrued weight while she was carrying baby Alexis.
It also didn’t hurt that Williams did some consistent workouts during her pregnancy, including hitting around the tennis ball and doing strength training in the gym. Also, she managed to avoid a lot of junk food throughout her pregnancy, instead, craving vegetables that we barely want to eat on a regular day.
It’s clear that when you’ve cultivated the body of a world class pro athlete over the span of more than 20 years, it’s going to take a lot more than giving birth to reverse the work that’s been put in and done. With that being said, Williams is set to start (if she hasn’t already) training in preparation for a comeback in January for the Australian Open. In a very cute and interesting “Fun fact” moment, she tweeted on Thursday that her daughter’s initials are actually meant to stand for the initials of the Australian Open tournament. Williams was pregnant with baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. when she won that tournament, beating sister Venus for the title.
Fun fact my daughters initials are AO as in the Aussie open she won with me @AustralianOpen
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 28, 2017