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Serena Williams wants another child with husband Alexis Ohanian after retirement

Serena Williams plans to retire after playing in the United States this year, while Serena Williams takes the next step in her career to "get away from tennis." announced on Tuesday. Open. She and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, think she wants one more child.

“Last year Alexis and I were trying to have another child. Join the family when you're ready," Williams wrote in a candid first-person essay for "Vogue". "As an athlete, I don't want to get pregnant again. I need to be two feet in or two feet out of tennis." She told a magazine she wanted to spend more time with her 4-year-old daughter Olympia. Her parents wanted her to be a big sister.

"We're in my car and she's got my phone and she's using her favorite interactive educational app," says Williams, who turns 5 this month. "This robotic voice asks her the question, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' I can hear you say, 'I want to be your big sister.'"

Serena Williams with husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia.
Serena Williams on the cover of Vouge.
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The 23-time Grand Slam winner "expanded [her] family." Her desire to want to be happy is now her priority over tennis, which makes her appear to be at peace. After coming home from giving birth, I had my chance. I went from a C-section to a second pulmonary embolism to a Grand Slam final," Williams wrote, giving birth to a daughter. . 

"Playing while breastfeeding. I overcame postpartum depression." But I didn't go, I should, I could, I didn't show up the way I should or could have, but I showed up 23 times It's insane, actually, but these days, if I had to choose between building a tennis resume and starting a family, I would choose the latter," Williams said in 2017. She was two months pregnant when she won the Australian Open.

Serena Williams hits a return shot during her first-round match at the National Bank Open in Toronto on Aug. 8, 2022.
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Williams' decision to walk away from tennis was partially driven by a conversation with her. Her friend Tiger Woods told her, "She be a beast like him."

Williams finally plans to call it her on-court career after the U.S. Open in Flushing later this month until her Sept. 11.

"But I'm not looking for a ceremonial, final on-court moment," she said. “I had a terrible goodbye, the worst thing in the world. I miss that version of me, that girl I used to play tennis with, and I miss you