Tennis star, Serena Williams recorded her first win since 2017 and hit a major milestone on Sunday in her journey since becoming a mom.
Serena Williams appeared to be in high spirits over the weekend as she won her first title since she welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in 2017.
“It feels good. It’s been a long time. I think you can see the relief on my face,” Williams said after defeating fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.
Williams’ daughter was in the crowd to watch her mom win, taking it all in while sitting on the lap of her dad.
A first title in three years for @serenawilliams !
— wta (@WTA) January 12, 2020
“She’s so fun,” Serena Williams said about Alexis. “I’m a little biased but she’s so cute.”
To celebrate her victory, Williams had taken to Twitter to share two photos.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 12, 2020
Serena Williams to donate prize money to Australian bushfire victims
Women’s Tennis Association also announced that Serena would donate her prize money to the Australian bushfire relief effort.
Serena, with her 73rd WTA title, became the first woman to win singles titles in four different decades.
Williams’ last tournament win was the 2017 Australian Open, when she was in the early weeks of her pregnancy.
Williams has been public about the life-threatening medical complications she faced after giving birth to Olympia in September 2017.
She has honest with the struggles she faced balancing motherhood with her tennis career.
She fought for rights as a new mom, including securing seedings at tournaments after maternity leave.