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:
It’s now official… baby expected in the fall.. so best wishes @serenawilliams — I’m truly happy and excited for you!
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 19, 2017
to funny ones:
Serena Williams unborn baby has already won a Australian open yet you cant even make it to a 8am class
— Chas (@Welchas2) April 19, 2017
to another one supposedly joking:
@noelleharmony So pregnancy isn’t as hard as women make it out to be right
— Beenz(B.T) (@BeenieT) April 19, 2017
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.