July 23, 2018
Sports

Four billboards say Serena is the ‘greatest momma of all time’

In March, Williams will compete at Indian Wells — the first time she's played since January — so husband and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has installed four giant images of their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. with the caption "Greatest momma of all time" along a major road leading into the Californian city."These just went up on alongside I-10 into Palm Springs," Ohanian wrote on Twitter and Instagram. "@OlympiaOhanian & I wanted to welcome her back to tennis. Designed them myself, with some help from Jr. #GMOAT""Literally am crying," the tennis star wrote in reply to Ohanian on Instagram. "This is so sweet. I love you."In January, the 23-time grand slam winner returned to the court at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, less than four months after becoming a Mom, but playing that tournament gave Williams pause for thought and she opted not to play at the Australian Open.Williams had played in the 2017 Australian Open — and won — while pregnant.READ: Serena Williams withdraws from Australian OpenSerena Williams with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

'Low moments'

She hasn't shied away from the difficulties she's experienced since becoming a mother. She revealed in a CNN op-ed that she "almost died after giving birth", but on top of her medical ordeal, new motherhood temporarily overwhelmed her.READ: Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birth"No one talks about the low moments," Williams told Vogue in January. "(The) incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry … Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby?' The emotions are insane."

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