If any woman proves that moms can do it all, it’s Serena Williams, who is constantly trying to find the best balance between motherhood and her career.
The 36-year-old tennis pro however, has recently opened up to InStyle about possibly expanding her family with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their 9-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, and whether becoming a mother of two would ultimately be the cause of her retirement.
“If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant,” says Williams, who withdrew from the French Open earlier this month due to a chest muscle injury. “I don’t know if I want to play if I have another baby…”
Williams adds that finding out she was pregnant with baby Alexis during the Australian Open last year was not easy, and returning to the court five months after giving birth was just as difficult.
The Wimbledon champion admits that being pregnant was the most badass thing she’s ever done.
And now that she’s back on the court — Williams returned for her first match (and won!) six months after giving birth to Alexis at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open — the star does admit she needs to find quite the balance between motherhood and tennis.
“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,” Serena Williams tells the magazine.
“I definitely want two [kids], God willing,” she said at the time. “But right now, I want tennis as well. So, I’m going to wait and see what happens,” she went on to say.