Similarly, the tennis champion has always encouraged the importance of body positivity and self-acceptance, insisting "That you can be whatever size you are and you can be handsome inside and out".
"I could mention 10 names who could win the Australian Open, that's good and that's bad".
In celebration of her power, Vogue has highlighted five important body positive lessons that the tennis champion has followed over the years and, in turn, hopes to pass on to her baby daughter, from tuning out negativity to learning that beauty isn't one size fits all.
But, in an interview with Vogue, Serena opens up about the harrowing ordeal she went through after giving birth to Alexis Olympia in September.
Luckily, the surgery was a success and Alexis Jr. All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my attractive daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget.
She is now eyeing a return to the women's tour at the Indian Wells tournament in March. Then she suffered another terrifying scare when her C-section scar burst open and doctors found a large haematoma (a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues) had flooded her abdomen. And the night nurse she had planned to hire had fallen through.
"I would hate her to have to deal with comparisons or expectations", she explained.
I was happy to change diapers, but on top of everything she was going through, the feeling of not being able to help made it even harder.
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Tennis legend Serena Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes on the planet, and perhaps ever.
Although she will play no part at Melbourne Park over the next two weeks, Williams' sparkling record can not be ignored. So at least we know she's human.
She said that while she was pleased with her recovery and her progress, she was "not where I personally want to be". It's that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes.
In his new post on Thursday, Ohanian, who tied the knot with Williams in November, wrote next to a picture of his wife and child, "I can't imagine life without these two". No one talks about the low moments-the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.
Serena Williams's first two months of motherhood weren't easy at all. One player to watch is 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.
"To be honest, there's something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom", she told Vogue.
"I absolutely want more grand slams". Williams now has 23, but she is aware of what's in the record books and wants to win 25.
"When I'm too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born", she said. 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". The ultrasound revealed nothing, and according to Vogue, Williams reiterated: "I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip". "Kerber can come back, I think she had a good winter training camp and did well at the Hopman Cup. That's a different feeling for me".
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