World No. 1 Serena posts endearing letter to child

Succinctly, she has made her intent clear: Superwoman Serena Williams will be back next year.

Serena Williams posted a message on Instagram to her child, expressing her wish to see her child on the players box next year.   -  Getty Images

Serena Williams sure has a way with words. And they are powerful words from one of world’s strongest athletes.

After making it public that she is expecting a baby this fall, Serena chose the occasion of her fiancé Alexis Ohanian’s 34th birthday to post a beautiful letter to her child. Sporting a visible baby bump and clearly enjoying her day out at a beach, Serena Williams wrote an affectionate letter to her baby. She wrote:

My Dearest Baby,

You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy

 

Serena Williams became World No. 1 again on Tuesday. This despite not playing after her Australian Open victory and she was clearly ecstatic. She wrote on her Instagram page, “My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. But what probably sent her fans into a world of was the line that followed: “I can't wait for you to join the players box next year.”

“From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one,” the Mommy signed off.

Serena Williams, with her incredible feats and powerful messages, have always championed the cause of women empowerment with her strong stance on equal pay and expressive open letters. Monday’s post was a simple letter from a mother to her child, but coming from a strong-willed woman who was already looking forward to playing after childbirth, that letter had women empowerment stamped all over it. Succinctly, she has made her intent clear: Superwoman Serena Williams will be back.

Williams is due to give birth in September, the month she turns 36 years old.

In December, Williams announced her engagement to tech entrepreneur Ohanian and last week revealed she is expecting her first child and will not play again this year.

She was already expecting when she won her record—setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January — where she beat her elder sister Venus in the final.

Kelly Bush Novak, Williams’ publicist, had said this week that the US star “looks forward to returning in 2018” and that was echoed by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.