Even though Williams admitted that she hadn't meant to announce her much-discussed pregnancy the way she did, she isn't too embarrassed about letting the news slip out to the public. Late last month, she posted a sweet message for the child on Instagram.
But that's not all Williams has been candid about. "But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you. once again today".
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Many are also imprisoned under a controversial administrative detention law, which allows Palestinians to be held without charge. Israeli authorities have put the number of the hunger strikers at 1,200.
"I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going", she explained during her TED Talk. And her response was equal parts amusing and genuine. It's not just that gentle curve that is adding to her undeniable beauty however - it's the look in her eyes, the expression on her face - pure, deep happiness. "But he's very loving and he's very kind. If I don't win, it's actually bigger news". "I always felt I didn't want anything to interfere with that".
With 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt, Williams is the best player in the world right now and her dominance of the sport is there for everyone to see. 30 minutes later, I missed four calls, and I'm like, 'That's weird.' But it was a good moment.
When Serena returns - "I definitely plan on coming back; I'm not done yet" - she'll be 36, having endured numerous injuries and accumulated years of wear and tear, physically and mentally, that can't be undone. Her makeup was soft and sweet and we couldn't get enough.