Serena Williams planned to make a baby announcement, just not yet!!! The tennis pro sat down with Gayle King at the 2017 TED Talks conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Tuesday and revealed her Snapchat baby news was all a mistake.
“It was an accident. I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m going.” Serena added, “I didn’t tell a lot of people, to be quite honest, and I’d been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and [it’s done]. Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.'” She planned to wait a few more days to tells people. “But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share].”
And don’t tennis out for the athlete just because she is going to be a mother. “I definitely plan on coming back. I’m not done yet. This [motherhood] is just a new part of my life. My baby’s going to be in the stands and hopefully cheering for me.”
She did also address that racist comment made by former tennis star Ilie Nastase about her baby— “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
“I’ve been really supportive of my peers and the people that I work with. I’ve been a pro for almost 20 years. For me it’s really important to hold women up. It’s something, these young women they’ll come to the locker room, they’ll want to take pictures with me. For me, I want to be a good leader and a good example for them. Not only did he have rude things to say about me and then my peers, I felt it was important for us to stand up for each other and to stand up for myself.”