Serena Williams is featured InStyle's August "Badass Women" issue because... well, appropriate. She spoke with the magazine about the royal wedding, balancing the roles of wife, champion and mother as well as her future baby plans.
Williams recently served us "Black Panther" realness during her much-anticipated return to a Grand Slam match and won, gracefully reclaiming her crown. Williams is arguably the greatest athlete of all time, and folks regale her as a real-life superhero, but she is still human.
New parents usually can't even clean up their first spit-up before someone asks if they're having another (generally of the opposite gender), and inquiring minds wanted to know about a potential sibling for little Alexis Olympia.
“If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant. I hear everyone’s different, but I had a really easy pregnancy until the birth. Not even birth — after,” said Williams, referring to her traumatizing birth experience, which led her to open up about black women's unsatisfying encounters with doctors.
But, if she has a baby, she isn't so sure if she'll still want to play tennis after that.
“I don’t know if I want to play if I have another baby, but you’re right. I need to talk to Alexis. We need a plan,” Williams said.
Williams also gushed about her friend Meghan Markle's royal wedding, which she attended with her husband, Alexis.
“It was super fun. You know, I’ve known Meghan for years, so it was good to see my friend happy,” Williams said.
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