Serena William's daughter Olympia Ohanian already made history when she helped her mom (from within the womb) win the Australian Open nearly a year ago.
Williams said she is ready to get back on the court and is expected to return in March for the BNP Paribas Open, also known as the Indian Wells Masters. "I think having a baby might help. It's not a secret that I have my sights on 25", she has revealed to Rob Haskell in an elaborate interview for the Vogue.
The tennis superstar and her Reddit co-founder partner Alexis Ohanian welcomed Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September (17), with the couple marrying two months later in New Orleans. Coughing also caused her C-section wound to open, leading to more surgeries.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, told Vogue she is determined to win more major titles and surpass the record of 24 Slams held by Australia's Margaret Court. When I'm too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born.More news: Study Reveals Surprising Consequences Of Trying A Single Cigarette
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She said: "Sometimes I get really down and feel like, man, I can't do this". She told the publication she has a history of blood clots, and told hospital staff she needed a "CT scan with contrast and IV heparin (a blood thinner) right away". "That's a different feeling for me", she said. Yikes! The athlete underwent multiple surgeries and was on bed rest for six weeks.
See the cutest photos from their adorable family photo shoot, which included a guest appearance from Serena's sisters, Venus Williams and Lyndrea and Isha Price, and Serena's mum, Oracene, ahead.
"I look at my baby, and I remember that this was one of my goals before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls", she smiled. "If there's no clear number one, it's like, yeah, I can get my spot back", she asserts. "Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a attractive baby?' The emotions are insane", she explained. "After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be", Williams said in a statement released by Australian Open organizers. Solemn. It breaks my heart.