With each new revelation about Serena Williams and her achievements, I become more and more convinced that she is an actual superhero who decided to only use her powers to win tennis tournaments, but is becoming less careful as the years go on and is letting the facade slip.
First is the fact that she has won 23 Grand Slams and is arguably the best and most dominant tennis player in history. Fine, that is a human achievement, sort of. If that wasn’t enough, after beating her sister Venus to take out the 2017 Australian Open, she revealed that she was two months pregnant at the time. I mean.
And now, in an interview for the September issue of Vogue in the US, Williams has casually mentioned that she is already starting to prepare for the next Australian Open, which she hopes to win. That’s fine and normal and something a regular human could do, nothing to see here. Oh except the tournament will only be THREE MONTHS AFTER SHE’S GIVEN BIRTH.
In the interview, Williams admitted her plan was pretty bloody full on.
It’s the most outrageous plan. I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense. In this game you can go dark fast. If I lose, and I lose again, it’s like, she’s done. Especially since I’m not 20 years old. I’ll tell you this much: I won’t win less. Either I win, or I don’t play.
Wow. Personally I think it’s pretty obvious she is just pretending that it will be difficult for her in order to cover up the whole superhero thing. But seriously, if she can actually pull of this feat, which by this stage we should absolutely believe she can, it will be unbelievably impressive.
I can barely walk home after eating a large burrito, this woman wants to not only play, but win a Grand Slam mere months after carrying a child inside of her for nine months and then delivering that child to the world. She is incredible.
And Serena reckons there is something to the fact that she’s a woman that means she is so fucken bad-ass. When discussing the upcoming birth with Vogue, she said that her and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian have been debating the sex of the baby.
Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl. Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.
Women are tough that way. And Serena, she’s the toughest. Bow down.