Serena Williams Won Her First Grand Slam Match After Giving Birth

31 May, 2018, 21:06 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Open Womens Singles Semifinal match- Roland Garros- Serena Williams of the U.S. vs Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands

She is. And more accurately, "The Mother is Back".

"The customer is a girl or a woman who believes in herself, or wants to believe in herself; maybe she's feeling unconfident that day", Williams told WWD. "Hopefully the results continue to show".

Barty, who returned to circuit after an 18-month hiatus past year, can't wait to test Williams when the pair meet in the second round.

In case you still had any doubts about Serena Williams' GOAT status (but seriously, why would you?), the tennis champion is here to prove you wrong again.

A CT scan revealed several small clots had indeed settled in her lungs, and doctors administered blood-thinning medication.

"I always wanted to be a superhero and it's kind of my way of being a superhero", she said.

"So it is definitely a little functionality to it".

"I'm not going to play if I don't think [I can win]", she proclaims.

Williams, who identifies as "the most girlie out of all [five of her] sisters", also compared her body and how she's seen to her older sister and doubles partner, Venus Williams, who is leaner and taller than her.

"It's really fun", she said in reference to the fictional African nation which features in the Marvel comics and was the centrepiece of the "Black Panther" movie blockbuster.

Williams, the victor of an Open era record 23 Grand Slam titles, had arrived at Roland Garros with just four matches under her belt in 2018, the last of which was in Miami in March.

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Meanwhile, Williams, 36, made headlines with her tennis in a 7-6, 6-4 win and for her outfit.

"I knew that after Pliskova's first game of serving, I said, 'OK, I have to serve really well today, ' " Williams said.

"Go Serena!" Williams said the suit was crucial for her health and well-being, claiming it prevented the return of blood clots which left her life in danger after she gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September.

Tuesday's match was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months. She also addresses a comment she made in 2004 about wanting to be a smaller size.

So how much more hard is it for a mother than a father to play top level tennis?

"I feel like a warrior princess".

This time, she opted for a denim mini-skirt, knee-high black boots and a studded black blouse.

But fans and pundits on Twitter were struck by her all-black skin-tight jump suit with a red waistband sash, and Williams was more than happy to discuss the decision afterwards.

But all the same Williams was too strong, too good, simply too Serena for her world 70-ranked opponent. "I'm a super hands-on mom", Williams said.

Azarenka also has a child and says that coming back from pregnancy is different from coming back from a tennis injury.

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