Yesterday, Serena Williams announced that she was 20 weeks pregnant and the news has been doing the rounds ever since. Why? Because she won the Australian Open in January when she was around 8 weeks pregnant. Wow! Congratulations!

As expected, all on Twitter decided to give their most valuable opinions, ranging from congratulatory messages:

to funny ones:

to another one supposedly joking:

Yes, everyone has their opinion, so I thought I would give mine too:) All I know is I was exhausted and nauseated, throughout my first trimester. I found myself breathless after climbing a couple of floors and strange symptoms like unquenchable thirst (was I becoming a Vampire?) sprung up and I ended drinking more than 20 glasses of water a day. So no, I don’t think pregnancy is easy, even for one of the greatest athletes of our times and winning a grand slam at that time is a rare feat.

Also following the announcement, major news agencies have decided it is the right time to start the speculation whether she would return to profession tennis or not! With 23 grand slam titles, holding the number 1 position for more than 300 days in her career, multiple Olympic medals, her own fashion line, being an woman who has spoken out for equal pay, and now with a baby which has the rare feat of winning a grand slam from the womb, I think we should let her decide what her career plans are. I wouldn’t put it past her to win a few more grand slams by the end of next year, if she did intend it!

Serena has proved time and again that hard work is the only thing standing between you and success. She is an embodiment of the true strength of a woman. Wishing her all the luck in everything she decides to pursue.

Queen of Tennis, Serena Williams, won a grand slam while pregnant: #AtoZChallenge

14 thoughts on “Queen of Tennis, Serena Williams, won a grand slam while pregnant: #AtoZChallenge

  • April 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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    Those who are drawing a picture of easy pregnancy- let them be. Women have proved their feat many times in the history too. Those who don’t do are left with only talks. Thanks for sharing.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 2:49 am
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    Every woman and every pregnancy is different. I say Serena will decide what’s best for her as a mother and an athlete, and until we’ve won that many titles, we need to STFU! lol 🙂

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  • April 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    I admire Serena Williams for all that she has achieved. She is an embodiment of strength and courage! And about the little unborn baby – why should the world decide what the future must be like?

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    • April 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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      Yep! Don’t know if she had known about it, either way don’t think she got advice to not move a muscle:)

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  • April 21, 2017 at 9:21 am
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    BeenieT has no idea what he was talking about. It’s funny how those who’ve never been pregnant have so many opinions and ideas about this like they’re the experts. And to start discussing if she should return to tennis, like, shove it, guys! Love what Amrita has mentioned above about no one asking her husband the same.

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    • April 21, 2017 at 10:37 am
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      BeenieT wasn’t the only one! There were way more provocative ones which I did not want to delve into. I am amazed how many people who aren’t women or have never been through a pregnancy start spewing the first thing that comes to their mind on the net!

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  • April 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    Pregnant women do outstanding things every day. I hope this bit of news highlights the amazing accomplishments of expectant mothers.

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    • April 21, 2017 at 10:31 am
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      Yes. It is a motivation to women also that pregnancy can be a time to do or continue to do your work.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm
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    Seriously whatever she does it will be her choice.Did anyone ask her hubby whether he wants to return to work after being a father?Post birth both have equal responsibility..Right?Great post

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    • April 21, 2017 at 10:29 am
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      Thanks Amrita. So true one asks the father that, ever! The mindset that the child is the responsibility of only the mother should change, but currently even the famous ones aren’t spared!

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    • April 21, 2017 at 10:34 am
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      yes, love her strength and I am sure she will continue to do whatever she wants to.

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