Serena Williams has done a lot of badass things in her life, but winning her 23rd grand slam while being pregnant with her daughter tops the list. See
Serena Williams has done a lot of badass things in her life, but winning her 23rd grand slam while being pregnant with her daughter tops the list. Seeing how doting she is on her daughter which she shares on social media, it is natural to conclude that she loves children. But is she willing to have another one?
“If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant,” she told Instyle magazine.
She however hinted that she may spend less time on the court if they decided to welcome another child.
“I don’t know if I want to play if I have another baby,” she said, “but you’re right. I need to talk to Alexis. We need a plan.”
This may be because it can be difficult to find a balance between tennis and motherhood. Williams’ day often starts at 2:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. to feed her little one.
“I’m in the locker room pumping before a match because my boobs are so big. When I pump, they go down a size or two and I go out and play. It’s crazy,” she told the magazine. “So I feed her, and then she snuggles with me, which is the best part of my day. Then we play, and after that I sneak away to practice, usually around 8 a.m.
“The only rule I have at practice is to be done at 1 p.m., because as much as I love tennis, I need to be with her. I want to put her above everything else I’m doing, so I take calls when she naps. I usually bathe her every night. We sing the ‘Rubber Ducky’ song, and then I ask her if she wants the express wax or the deluxe. Express is when I rub coconut oil on really fast and then I put her diaper on. Deluxe is when I do it a little slower and give her a little massage. It’s so cute. She’s in bed by 7:30 at the latest.”
Plus, Williams isn’t afraid to admit that, like many, she can be a worried parent.
“Like is she OK? What is she doing? Did she fall? Did she sit?” she told the magazine, listing her concerns. “Even when she crawls I shadow her so she doesn’t hit her head. I have a padded floor—everything makes me nervous about her. Is she in the car? Who’s driving? Why am I not driving? I want total control.”
Read her full interview by clicking here