Serena Williams: 'If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power'

Serena Williams on returning to the court after childbirth: 'I win, or I don't play'

The currently-pregnant Serena Williams is targeting a successful defence of her Australian Open title in January.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced in April that she is expecting her first baby with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian. Well now, in a tell-all interview to Vogue, Serena has finally opened up about the entire episode and it is a must read.

I can barely walk home after eating a large burrito, this woman wants to not only play, but win a Grand Slam mere months after carrying a child inside of her for nine months and then delivering that child to the world. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. In addition, given that it is super strong at the karaoke, I think she will put his touch Serena singing lullabies to her baby. "I'm definitely coming back", Williams told Vogue.

'Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing.

"Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up". She's already won her 23rd in January at the Australian Open. My speed? I'm the player who's hitting angles. There, I said it. "Actually, I look like a lot of women out there". Because I'm black and so I look mean?

There are still records to beat, like Margaret Court's 24 major titles.

Her idea of determination on court is often anticipated as her mean attitude, which often shocks her.

While Venus has been doing pretty well on-court, the 37-year-old is doing some online shopping off the court these days for Serena's baby. McEnroe, who was criticized for comments saying that Williams wouldn't be in the top 700 on the men's tour, likely won't be getting his match with Williams any time soon.

Of course, if you feel like you wouldn't be a good parent, and you don't want kids, you shouldn't feel pressure to have them-it's a personal decision and you should do what's right for you. That's the society we live in. "That's life. They say African-Americans have to be twice as good, especially women", she lamented.

Something that can be hard for any women, but especially, one imagines, for a woman like Serena Williams whose entire career has been built on control, discipline and making the right choices.

And I don't know about you, but it certainly feels like a piece of news we, the women of today, were waiting to hear.

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