When tennis star Serena Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant, she pretty much cemented her badass status. Well now the mama/athlete/celeb/superstar is truly getting her due as the cover model of InStyle’s “The Badass Women Issue.” Along with talking to the magazine about her Australian Open awesomeness, Williams shared what her life as a mommy is like and when (or if) she’ll get pregnant again.
As Williams’ daughter Olympia nears the 1-year mark, there’s one question on her fans’ minds, “When is she getting pregnant again?” At almost 37 years old, the tennis phenom is heading towards that magical age when people start reminding a woman that the good ol’ biological clock is ticking. But that doesn’t seem to worry Williams. And neither does her career future.
I’m really excited to be on the August cover of @InstyleMagazine…such an amazing publication that captures all women so beautifully in all of our diversities. Read the full story by my friend @LauraBrown99. Link in bio. #InStyleBadAssWomenIssue Photography: @RobbieFimmano Styling by @JuliePelipas Hair by @AngelaMeadowsSalon Makeup by @NatashaGrossMakeupArtist
Williams told InStyle, “Roger [Federer]’s still playing. If he’s doing it—he’s older than me.” So where does that leave the possibility of baby number two? “If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant,” Williams added.
Of course Williams isn’t exactly like every other mama when it comes to work-life-baby balance. She has some career issues that are…um, different than what the rest of us experience. The working mom also told InStyle (of breastfeeding), “I’m in the locker room pumping before a match because my boobs are so big. When I pump, they go down a size or two and I go out and play.” Hmm. Now that’s a working mama moment!
Featured Photo: Serena Williams via Instagram