Serena Williams and her daughter, Alexis Olympia were photographed Mario Testino for Vogue Magazine February 2018 issue, and the two duo look astonishing.
In the magazine the Tennis star talk about motherhood, marriage and making a come back.
The magazine revealed that Serena Williams has been having a tough couples of month
The star has an easy pregnancy, what follows is a serious medical problem. Olympia was born trough C- section because her heart beat is low during contraction.
Serena felt short of breath the next day because of her history of blood clot and off her daily anticoagulant regimen because of the surgery she had, she immediately assume its another pulmonary embolism.
Serena walk to the nearest nurse and told her she needed a CT scan and IV heparin while trying to avoid her mother’s attention.
The nurse thought Serena was confused because of her pain medicine but she insisted and soon a doctor was seen performing leg ultra sound for her,
“I was like a Doppler?, I told you, I need a CT scan and IV heparin drip.” She said
The ultra sound performed on her reveals nothing and she was immediately sent for CT and soon enough they found several small blood clot settling in her lung.
Minutes later they place her on the drip and she was like “listen to Doctor Williams.”
But that seems to be the tips of her six days drama, the cough caused by the pulmonary embolism made her C section to open up.
When she return to surgery they found out large hematoma has flooded herabdomen. She was returned to OR to insrt a filter in her vain so as to prevent more clot from accumulating and traveling to her lungs.
ON ALEXIS OLYMPIA
We are not spending a day apart until she is eighteen. Now that I am 36 and I look at my baby , I remembered that this was also one of my goal when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girlwhi play with doll.
Oh my God! I love my doll. Women are sometimes taught not to dream as big as men. Thank God I had a daughter, I want to teach her that there is no limits.
On making a come back
To be honest there is something attractive about moving to San Francisco and just being a mom. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it need to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand slams.
I am more aware of the record books, unfortunately. It is not a secret that I have my eye on 25. And actually, having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I think that a lot of it disappear when Olympias was born. Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match.
I don’t need the money, the title or the prestige. I want them, but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling from me.
Her thought on motherhood
Sometimes I get really down, I feel like, man, I can’t do this. Its the same negative thought I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talk about the low moment., the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every times you see the baby cry.
I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angryabout the crying, and then say about being angry, and then guilty, like, why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby! The emotions are insane, obedience bring protection, that’s what my mom told me.
That’s straight from the bible and she wrote it down and gave it to me. I was always obedient: what ever my parent told me to so, I did. There was no discussion. Maybe I had a little rebellious phase when I was 20s, when I try liquor for the first time. Maybe having ababy on the tennis court was the most rebellious thing I could ever do.