Serena Williams wore a Super Woman outfit at the French Open on Monday during her three-set win over Vitalia Diatchenko. In press conference, the American said: "We have, on the outfit it has words that have -- it's in French, and it says "Queen," it says "Champion," and it says "Mom," and those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that, you know, that wants to wear it.
Just remind everyone that they, you know, can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it. And I don't know, my superpower today was just hanging in there and staying positive for once (smiling)." On the crowd supporting her, Serena added: "I was aware that they started -- they were behind me I think before that, as well, but at that moment they stayed behind me, and they gave me the support that I needed just to come through that.
There is only one way for me to enjoy it here. I don't enjoy places when I don't win, so that's why I like playing in all four Grand Slams.
The New York Times said your contract was kept intact during your pregnancy and other women under contract with Nike lost some money.
"Yes, I actually read that. I understand that Nike has been really lately supporting women a lot, and it started with making a statement with me, and they said they want to make a change. They want to support women that want to have families and that want to be moms.
I'm glad that statement was made, and I know that herefore and going forward, they're doing better. That's what it's about. It's about learning from mistakes and doing better."