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Serena Williams 'Ten years from now? Hopefully I will have more kids'

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Tennis - Serena Williams opens up about her pregnancy and future plans on the court and away from it in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The 23-time Grand Slam champion won the Australian Open in January while she was in the second month of her pregnancy but did not tell anyone except a few insiders and plans to be back on the tennis circuit in January in time for the Australian Slam, with baby in tow.

Speaking on the impending childbirth, Williams says, “I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth]. I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.” She also says that being humble was one of the things that was instilled in to her as a child, and she hopes to do the same for her child.

“I really like how I grew up. I had a lot of humility. No matter what’s happened, I am the most level-headed person you will ever meet. I am no better than anyone else. It’s something we are working on: ‘How do we keep our baby humble?’ We haven’t come up with an answer yet, but having a strong spiritual background helps.

I really think we have to keep referencing the importance of humility.” Serena also talks about supporting her child in whatever interests they plan to pursue and does not intend to put any pressure on her child to pursue tennis. “I always want to be the best at what I [do], so I am a little nervous.

Whatever they want to do, they can do. If they want to be a piano player, I’m here to support them. I’m not going to say, ‘You have to play tennis.’ I wouldn’t even put a tennis racket in their hand.

That may be a little bit of pressure. What they want to do is up to them.” The 35-year-old has no plans of slowing down on the tennis court or off-the-court when she retires. She says she hopes to have more babies in the future with her soon-to-be-husband Alexis Ohanian and would like to continue working to support diversity causes.

"If you’d asked me 10 years ago where I’d be in 10 years, I would have said I’m going to be retired and have a family. Ten years from now? Hopefully I will have more kids. I would like to sit on another board or two...

and promote diversity, both ethnic and sex diversity, and hopefully break down barriers for lots of people.” Also Read - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the Top Seeds at Rogers Cup Montreal .

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