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15:08  21 april  2017
15:08  21 april  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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The tennis star broke the news on Snapchat. Later, a spokeswoman for Williams confirmed that Serena is expecting a baby . USA TODAY Sports.

“Game over for Serena Williams?” intoned one headline. “Will Baby Slow Down Her Tennis Career?” blared another. Even Tracy Austin, who ought to know better as both a mother and Grand Slam champion herself, fretted about Williams’ future interest in the game.

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Serena Williams is pregnant. She does not have an incurable disease.

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Headlines have ranged from the obvious “ Baby Doesn ’ t Spell the End of Anything for Serena Williams” to the insulting. More than a few publications ran headlines like “Game Over for Serena Williams

Baby doesn ' t spell the end of anything for Serena Williams. Serena Williams explains why she responded to Nastase's racist remarks.

I feel the need to clarify this because, given some of the reactions to her announcement Wednesday that she’s expecting her first child, you might not know the difference.

“Game over for Serena Williams?” intoned one headline.

“Will Baby Slow Down Her Tennis Career?” blared another.

Even Tracy Austin, who ought to know better as both a mother and Grand Slam champion herself, fretted about Williams’ future interest in the game.

“Will she have enough motivation when she sees that little one?” Austin said on the Tennis Channel. “She’s already done so much, does she need more?”

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Funny, I don’t remember anyone writing off Roger Federer when he and his wife had their twin girls. Or, five years later, their twin boys. Or asking Tom Brady how he was going to muster up the motivation to return to football after becoming a father.

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Serena 's confused voice said on the other end . "You're having Chuck's baby " Serena concluded a short while later, taking a seat on the bed. "Well before we do anything else, let's get this confirmed" Serena said and started to dial a number on her phone.

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It’s quite the contrary, actually. When male athletes have children, the storyline is usually about how having kids has helped their careers by giving them added motivation and focus. Why does anyone still think it’s different for female athletes?

Because it’s not.

“Obviously, being an elite athlete is a new lifestyle from 50 years ago,” said Alysia Montano, who ran at the U.S. championships when she was eight months pregnant, then won the 600-meter indoor title six months after having her daughter.

“But we’re finding out what being a career woman and a mother looks like and there are so many avenues. We have that opportunity and we are capable,” Montano added. “We are so much more than able.”

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Serena Williams posts adorable message to unborn baby on social media

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Serena and Reina. I want to name our baby due in 2weeks after my Grandmother. She doesn ' t have a middle name and her real name can't be tweaked into anything . i can't change the spelling or use a longer name. It really just changes the meaning for us all together.

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Paula Radcliffe won the New York Marathon less than a year after having her first child. Sydney Leroux became the latest of the U.S. women’s “soccer moms” last weekend, scoring in her first game in almost two years. Kim Clijsters won three of her four Grand Slam titles after having her first child.

Heck, Kerri Walsh Jennings won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball while pregnant with her third child. Pick a sport, any sport, and you will find women who resumed their careers after having children.

And there’s no reason they shouldn’t. But the double standard, that insistence on treating women as if it’s 1950 rather than 2017, persists.

“I don’t know why we do that to women and men don’t get that same sort of backlash,” Montano said. “I can be just as ambitious and driven as I was before. I didn’t all the sudden turn off this person who existed for 28 years before I had (my daughter).”

Williams has spent her entire career taking a wrecking ball to the stereotypes that limit and diminish women, female athletes in particular. She is strong. She is powerful. She is fierce. She takes a backseat to no one and makes no apologies for it.

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The Top Baby Name is Which Way. 0%. Of Spelling . Charlott just looks like a typo. In fact, when I type it, my computer automatically adds an e to the end . Charlotte is such a traditional spelling that anything else looks ridiculous and trashy.

A baby girl' says Serena at the end of the video, showing Alexis Jr. as she lays in her arms. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense,' said Serena of her January return to Tori Spelling celebrates her 45th birthday during sushi dinner with Dean McDermott and four of their

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She has won 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles since turning 30, an age that used to be the death knell for a female tennis player’s career. She overcame blood clots in her lungs, a condition that could have killed her.

And in January, Williams won the Australian Open while she was in her first trimester — by all accounts, the most miserable time in a pregnancy. Never dropped a set on her way to the title, either, and had to beat big sister Venus in the final.

If Williams wants to resume playing after she has her baby, and her publicist made it clear she most definitely does, woe to anyone who suggests otherwise.

A baby brings challenges for any new parent. Having to prove she’s as good or committed an athlete as she was before should not be one of them.

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