Why Serena Williams Thinks Her Baby Girl ‘Might Help’ Her Nab That 25th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams competence be forgoing a Australian Open this year, though motherhood has usually done her some-more dynamic to clutch titles.

“To be honest, there’s something unequivocally appealing about a thought of relocating to San Francisco and just being a mom … But not yet,” a tennis champion — who welcomed her initial child, daughter Alexis Olympia, with father Alexis Ohanian in Sep — tells Vogue for a Feb issue, referencing a domicile city of Reddit, that Ohanian co-founded.

“Maybe this goes though saying, though it needs to be pronounced in a absolute way: we positively wish some-more Grand Slams. I’m good wakeful of a record books, unfortunately,” adds Williams, 36, adding of her record-breaking hopes, “It’s not a tip that we have my sights on 25 … And actually, we consider carrying a baby competence help.”

“When I’m too concerned I remove matches, and I feel like a lot of that stress left when Olympia was born,” she explains. “Knowing I’ve got this pleasing baby to go home to creates me feel like we don’t have to play another match.”

“I don’t need a income or a titles or a prestige,” Williams says. “I wish them, though I don’t need them. That’s a opposite feeling for me.”

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Whether (or when, as many fans would expected say) that 25th Grand Slam pretension one day becomes a existence is a poser for now. But a new mom doesn’t mind — in fact, she’s totally feeling with her new role.

“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s 18,” a veteran contestant tells Vogue in what a repository refers to as a “half-joking” tone.

“Now that I’m 36 and we demeanour during my baby, we remember that this was also one of my goals when we was little, before tennis took over, when we was still kind of a normal lady who played with dolls,” she adds. “Oh, my God, we desired my dolls.”

Serena Williams and daughter Alexis Olympia for Vogue

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Williams recalls how stressed she felt when opposed for her 18th Grand Slam title, and how a knowledge in feeling impressed when she indispensable to refocus her appetite inspired her in a large way — one she wants to eventually pass down to Olympia.

“I consider infrequently women extent themselves,” she says. “I’m not certain because we consider that way, though we know that we’re infrequently taught to not dream as large as men, not to trust we can be a boss or a CEO, when in a same household, a masculine child is told he can be anything he wants.”

Williams adds, “I’m so blissful we had a daughter. we wish to learn her that there are no limits.”