In 2004, Serena Williams, tennis champion and the mother of Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. stated that she wanted to slim down to a size 4. However, the situation is not the same anymore. She does not desire to be the size now.
The 36-year-old during an interview which was published in Harper’s Bazaar U.K.’s July edition shared:
Oh God, I'll never be a size 4!
The edition hit the market on Thursday and Williams is also featured on the cover sporting a black swimsuit.
During the interview, the tennis star shared that she was happy with her beautiful and robust body and wanted to show her daughter that she is satisfied with herself and her body. She said:
Why would I want to do that, and be that? This is me, and this is my weapon and machine (pointing at her biceps). But I love that I said that because I can understand. I can show Olympia that I struggled, but now I'm happy with who I am and what I am and what I look like...Olympia was born, and she had my arms, and instead of being sad and fearful about what people would say about her, I was just so happy.
"I knew I was having a girl, because when I was playing tennis in the Australian Open, I didn't have one day of morning sickness, no symptoms. Australia is really hot, some days can be over 40 degrees, which is insane, but she never complained. I said to Alexis, 'This is a girl. Only a woman can be this strong.'" Serena Williams talks sisterhood, self-acceptance and staying strong in the July issue - out today (by @richardphibbs and styled by @mirandaalmond. Serena wears @versace top and leggings and @chanelofficial jewellery) #harpersbazaar #serenawilliams #julyissue
Likewise, she also shared how her body was completely different from her sister’s Venus Williams who is also a tennis star.
It was hard for me. I was different to Venus: she was thin and tall and beautiful, and I am strong and muscular—and beautiful, but, you know, it was just totally different.
Later on during the interview, she also spoke about her motherhood and her desire to have more children with husband Alexis Ohanian sharing:
I told Alexis I hope it's another girl. Olympia needs a little sister, and then we can have a boy. I've only been around girls my whole life.