Serena Williams is trying to find the balance between motherhood and her career.
The 36-year-old tennis pro covers InStyle’s August issue, the magazine’s first-ever “Bada** Women” issue, where she opens up about possibly expanding her family with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their 9-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia.
“If I weren’t working, I’d already be pregnant,” admits Williams, who withdrew from the French Open earlier this month due to a chest muscle injury. “I don’t know if I want to play if I have another baby…”
Williams adds that finding out she was pregnant with baby Alexis during the Australian Open last year was not easy, and returning to the court five months after giving birth was just as difficult.
“I had a really tough first round and an even tougher second round,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘I’m probably going to lose early. That’s OK. I have a good excuse for the first time.’”
“[After birth I was] in the locker room pumping before a match because my boobs are so big,” she continues. “When I pump, they go down a size or two and I go out and play.