Serena Williams wins first match since giving birth
By admin - 2018-11-26 01:00:48

Seven-time Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams was seeded 25th, beat Arantxa Rus in two-straight sets in the first round of competition on Monday.

For her return to the British Grand Slam tournament, the 36-year-old arrived in an all-white suit for her warmup. Appearing at the French Open last month in an all-black skin-tight catsuit, her outfit, once again, influenced a major response.

Williams explained her appearance and commitment to play was meant to inspire other women coming back after giving birth. “For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy, here you go,” she wrote on Instagram. “If I can do it, so can you. Love you, all!!”

After the match, Williams told reporters the suit was also designed to help with blood clots, something the tennis pro has battled, including after giving birth to her daughter when she says she “almost died.”

“It is definitely a little functionality to it,” Williams told reporters about the catsuit. “I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months.”

Following Monday’s match, Williams expressed that she was “more relieved” to have won, admitting that Rus, her opponent, had put up a good fight, according to BBC News.