“Talking About Our Babies”: Former World No.6 Details Fond Memory with Serena Williams

Published 11/06/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Serena Williams is one of the most reputed players on the WTA tour. Her dominance over the last two decades has been absolutely surreal. Fans along with tennis players genuinely appreciate the American’s ability. This time, Chanda Rubin, former World No. 6 has shared her astonishing memories with Serena Williams.

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She even remembered talking about each other’s babies and the challenges of parenting. Serena and Chanda have played against each other on a couple of occasions in singles and doubles.

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Former World No. 6 chats with Serena Williams

The former 1996 Australian Open doubles champion, Chanda Rubin, recently shared her experience of having a wonderful conversation with Serena Williams. Despite competing against each other, Rubin stated this as an exemplary moment of her life.

Rubin said, “We started talking about our babies, talking about the challenges of motherhood, and feeding and, the late nights and, you know, was she a good sleep versus mine?”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Moreover, former World No. 6 concluded by saying, “And it was one of those really surreal conversations especially having been on this with each other, opposite each other so many times in singles and doubles. But to then be having a conversation off-court about being a mom, I never could have imagined that as a player. But it was just one of those really cool moments when I think back on it.”

Williams’ finally announces some good news on her injury

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Just ahead of the 2022 season, Serena Williams has announced some optimistic news regarding her hamstring injury. At Jimmy Kimmel’s show, Williams was asked to speak about her participation at the Australian Open 2022. To this, Williams firmly replied, “I am definitely, yeah.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

It seems like the 23-times Grand Slam champion is feeling much better and is ready to compete again professionally. Moreover, the American would be eyeing for a historic 24th Major Slam, equalling Margaret Court’s record.

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What do you think, will Serena achieve the unexpected at the Australian Open 2022?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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