serena says motherhood may make her better player
Last Updated : GMT 09:03:51
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
Last Updated : GMT 09:03:51
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today

After becoming a mother

Serena says motherhood may make her better player

Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today

Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Serena says motherhood may make her better player

Serena Williams
Washington - Al Maghrib Today

 Look out, women's tennis. Serena Williams isn't quite back on tour, but she says she wants more Grand Slam titles and may be an even better player after becoming a mother.

In an interview with Vogue magazine published Wednesday, Williams also recounts the harrowing medical ordeal she went through after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on September 1.

Williams, 36, played an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi in late December but pulled out of this month's Australian Open, saying she was "super close" but not yet playing at the level needed to compete.

She is now eyeing a return to the women's tour at the Indian Wells tournament in March.

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.

"Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams," she said. "I'm well aware of the record books, unfortunately.

"It's not a secret that I have my sights on 25," said the 36-year-old Williams.

Williams, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at a star-studded wedding in New Orleans in November, said being a mother may boost her quest.

"Actually, I think having a baby might help," she said. "When I'm too anxious, I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born.

"Knowing I've got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match," she said. "I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige.

"I want them, but I don't need them," she said. "That's a different feeling for me."

- Medical ordeal -

Williams told Vogue she had an emergency cesarean section after the baby's heart rate fell dangerously low during contractions.

The surgery went well "and then everything went bad," she said.

Williams, who has a history of blood clots, suffered from shortness of breath the day after the birth and told her doctors she needed a CT scan.

Several small blood clots were found in her lungs, and Williams was put on an anticoagulant.

"I was like, listen to Dr. Williams!" she joked.

More complications followed as intense coughing caused her C-section wound to open and a hematoma was found in her abdomen.

After returning home, Williams said she was unable to get out of bed for six weeks.

In the interview, Williams also discussed her rivalry with her older sister, Venus.

"I know that her career might have been different if she had had my health," Serena said.

"I know how hard she works," she said. "I hate playing her because she gets this look on her face where she just looks sad if she's losing. Solemn. It breaks my heart.

"So when I play her now, I absolutely don't look at her, because if she gets that look, then I'll start feeling bad, and the next thing you know I'll be losing.

"I think that's when the turning point came in our rivalry, when I stopped looking at her," she said.

Source: AFP

almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

serena says motherhood may make her better player serena says motherhood may make her better player

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

serena says motherhood may make her better player serena says motherhood may make her better player

 



Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 09:22 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 11:03 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 10:57 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president

GMT 13:56 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:47 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today The Rake announces editorial updates

GMT 10:46 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

The Rake announces editorial updates
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Europe brings on charm and blue skies

GMT 11:51 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Europe brings on charm and blue skies
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 10:46 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today US Christian tourists see deep meaning

GMT 13:44 2018 Monday ,22 January

US Christian tourists see deep meaning
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 10:03 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 09:47 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

To 'eternal style' of late Alaia

GMT 16:20 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Television reporter killed in Mexico

GMT 10:39 2012 Sunday ,20 May

Asala’s brother accuses her of gambling

GMT 16:38 2015 Thursday ,22 January

Why you need emotional intelligence to succeed

GMT 12:34 2017 Friday ,29 September

Proust paid for good reviews of his masterpiece

GMT 09:50 2017 Monday ,25 December

Artist 'released' in China after Liu Xiaobo tribute

GMT 07:16 2017 Saturday ,23 December

Syrian regime forces bombarded Hama killing dozens

GMT 19:12 2011 Tuesday ,12 July

Mena’s leading funds maintain top ranks

GMT 10:48 2016 Monday ,18 April

Kuwait oil workers begin open-ended strike

GMT 13:42 2016 Monday ,23 May

India captures endangered lions

GMT 18:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

RugbyU: All Blacks coach backs Sonny Bill

GMT 06:32 2012 Monday ,16 January

Imad Farajin: ‘Watan ala Watar’ wins court case

GMT 17:35 2017 Thursday ,13 April

Iraq intends to raise Basra crude exports

GMT 12:37 2011 Tuesday ,31 May

Sweden\'s king denies sex club visits

GMT 08:31 2017 Tuesday ,31 October

EU to re-think civil protection aid

GMT 14:23 2017 Sunday ,05 November

IS claims 'ongoing' attack on Yemen's Aden: statement

GMT 17:43 2014 Wednesday ,15 January

Power to the people: Detroit debuts sexy sports cars

GMT 19:34 2013 Friday ,11 October

Lukaku double sends Belgium to World Cup

GMT 01:23 2015 Friday ,20 February

French delegation visits Katara

GMT 08:22 2012 Monday ,05 November

Renault car assembly in Algeria in good progress

GMT 13:45 2015 Monday ,18 May

Zimbabwe fly to Pakistan for high-stakes tour

GMT 13:05 2018 Saturday ,01 September

Law on heritage declaration comes into effect
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
 
 Almaghrib Today Facebook,almaghrib today facebook  Almaghrib Today Twitter,almaghrib today twitter Almaghrib Today Rss,almaghrib today rss  Almaghrib Today Youtube,almaghrib today youtube  Almaghrib Today Youtube,almaghrib today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

.almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday almaghribtoday almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
almaghribtoday, Almaghribtoday, Almaghribtoday