The world has been watching her family's journey on her social platforms but she's finally giving the inside scoop. I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip, ' she recalled in her interview with Vogue.
Williams' pregnancy was fairly easy. She also spoke candidly about the challenges of being a new mom to her daughterAlexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Serena, who has a history of blood clots, had to go off of her daily anticoagulant medication because of her C-section. Williams' complications came a day later. "Knowing I've got this handsome baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match".
After the ultrasound turned up empty, doctor discovered several small blood clots in her lungs. While she healed, Alexis took on every task that she'd been anxiously awaiting.
"Consider for a moment that your body is one of the greatest things on this planet, and you're trapped in it".
Her long, curly brunette tresses were worn down as she let her natural looks show with minimal make-up.
"I think sometimes women limit themselves", Serena told the fashion magazine. I guess that's who I am. The 36-year-old tennis superstar told Vogue about the incredible moment when the baby stopped crying as soon as she was placed upon the new mother's chest. "But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a lovely baby?' The emotions are insane". The emotions are insane'.
Williams initially wanted to return to the Australian Open later this month - which she won past year while pregnant - but withdrew last week. "I'm well aware of the record books, unfortunately".
In the accompanying article, Williams gushes about motherhood and her dreams of collecting even more Grand Slams in the future. I don't play to be the second best or the third best.
She's a real one, that Serena. "Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can't do this", she said. I want them, but I don't need them. I'm so glad I had a daughter.
Williams, as usual, was convincing.
"It will be cool to see if I get there again, to what I call my spot - where I feel I belong".