Having My Baby Will Help Me Win More– Serena Williams

By Ikenga Chronicles January 13, 2018

Having My Baby Will Help Me Win More– Serena Williams

Serena Williams has said that having a baby has helped her take off anxiety which according to her has been the reason why she lose important games. She made this claim when she admitted that she “absolutely wants” more Grand Slam titles, but does not need them.

Speaking with BBC Sports, the 23-time champion said she feels differently now.

William, who is already the most successful player of the Open era, with two Grand Slam titles away from surpassing Margaret Court’s record, said the six weeks she spent on bed after giving birth to her daughter Olympia in September had taken away her anxiety.

“I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige,” Williams told Vogue.

“I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born.

“Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more grand slams. I want titles but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling for me.”

Williams told the American magazine that “everything went bad” in the aftermath of giving birth to her first child.

Her daughter was delivered by emergency Caesarean section after the baby’s heart rate dropped, and Williams fell ill the day after giving birth.

The American suffered several blood clots in her lung and her surgery wound re-opened, leaving her bed bound for six weeks.

She also said that since having her daughter she had changed her perspective on tennis.

Williams played an exhibition match in December, which was her first since giving birth, and forced the game against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko into a tie- break.