From New Mom To Third-Time Mom: Serena Williams Shares Her Appreciation For Kate Middleton's Bravery
April 26, 2018 10:15 By Fabiosa
If you had your mind blown when Kate Middleton stepped out of the hospital literally hours after giving birth to baby No. 3 wearing perfect makeup, a nice dress, and heels, you weren't the only one. It looks like Serena Williams was also in awe of the remarkable feat.
Serena Williams as a loving mom
The tennis star says motherhood has given her a new sense of confidence, as she looks to surpass Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
However, as Williams describes in a Vogue article, the motherhood is rarely smooth sailing. For Serena, health challenges arose as soon as she delivered baby Alexis.
But once the new mom recovered after a terrifying six days, motherhood started being a bit easier. In the article, she opens up about the doubts she felt:
Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this. No one talks about the low moments - the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.
Her excitement for the royal family
It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!
On Monday, April 23, the British royal family welcomed another baby to the monarchy, and it's all anyone can talk about. While recently chatting with a magazine, Serena Williams commented on Kate Middleton.
The 23-time Grand Slam title holder in tennis was seriously impressed with Middleton and her ability to throw on a pair of heels after giving birth.
I was really busy, but I saw the baby, and Kate was dressed, and I was like, 'Oh, maybe she had him a couple days ago. That's one heck of a woman! Let me tell you: I was not in heels. I thought she gave birth maybe two days before! Wow.
This is a huge compliment coming from the Serena Williams, tennis superstar and all-around icon. Williams may not have immediately strapped on heels, but she did return to the court a mere five months after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia.
Not only that, but she won a Grand Slam while pregnant, although this goes to show how tough pregnant people are in general.
Other congratulatory words from fans
Excitement, congratulations, guessing games on social media following the birth of the third child to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William. The boy’s name has not yet been announced, but the U.K. fans of the royal family are already showing their adulation on Twitter.
Lovely news....Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess and their family.
— Lisa Stephens (@lisajstephens) April 23, 2018
YAAAAASSSSSSSSSS ???????????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/B2CujsA3Zz
— Kate Middleton Fans (@RoyallyKate) April 23, 2018
How great to have a Royal baby on St George’s Day. Congratulations.
— St George's CE (@stgeorgeprimary) April 23, 2018
Yay a boy ???? congratulations !! pic.twitter.com/3Yj6ot3TQB
— Rachel Hamilton (@RachelH37298313) April 23, 2018
Congratulations to TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.
— DJ Space Kadet (@dj_spacekadet) April 23, 2018
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their latest bundle of joy.