“As a tennis player and as the best in the world,” Serena says, “you have to have that discipline. You have to bring that. But then when I became a mom, it was like, ‘Now I understand what everyone’s talking about.’”
The grand-slam champion says that after she became a mom to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., her priorities have changed but her drive to succeed remains the same.
“In some weird way, I still want to be the best in what I do, whether it’s fashion or tennis. I just want to be the best and I want to work the hardest. I also want to be the best mom. Why limit myself?”
On Tuesday, Serena returned back to the French Open. She won her first major match since giving birth in September 2017. Before her game, her husband Alexis Ohanian posted on Instagram that “The Queen is back.”