In December, tennis superstar Serena Williams faced off against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala exhibition event in the United Arab Emirates. Williams lost the game, but on a personal level, that was a winning moment in so many ways.
See, the game was Williams's first match after giving birth three months prior and taking nearly a year-long break from the sport.
The 36-year-old and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, welcomed a daughter, Alexis Olympia, on September 1, 2017, but apparently, Williams had a rough start at motherhood.
When the family first shared photos of their new addition with the public, Williams hinted at the fact that there were some complications after the baby's birth, and that they had to spend six additional days at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!” Williams said in a video, which included a short montage of her journey to motherhood.
It's been four months since Alexis, made her debut, and she landed her first magazine cover alongside her mom. The pair are the cover stars of Vogue's February issue, and during their interview, Williams got very candid about the major health complications she suffered from during the birth process.