Responding to a video of a Nike ad starring a young Serena Williams, Stephanie tweeted, “It’s just crazy until you do it.” One of the best athletes of our time and one of such woman A powerful space with the characteristic that has shown that if you work hard and push through people who say ‘no’ to you, anything can be achieved.
23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is planning to retire from professional tennis so that she can focus on her family.
Serena explained her decision in a cover story for Vogue magazine published on Tuesday. She said she didn’t want to choose between her career and having more kids, but at about age 41, “something had to give.”
“I don’t think it’s fair,” Williams said. “If I were a boy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d play and win there while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe if I had that opportunity I’d be Tom Brady would have been like.
“Unfortunately I wasn’t ready to win Wimbledon this year, and I don’t know if I’ll be ready to win New York. But I’m going to try,” she said.
Serena and her husband, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, have been trying to have another baby over the past year. After giving birth to their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in 2017.
“The way I see it, I should have had more than 30 Grand Slams. After giving birth and coming back, I had opportunities. I went to a Grand Slam final with a second pulmonary embolism by C-section. I used to play while breastfeeding. I played through postpartum depression. But I didn’t get there.”
“I definitely don’t want to get pregnant again as an athlete, I need to be two feet or two feet out in tennis,” she said.