Her next grand slam victory will be her 24th, equalling Margaret Court for the most of all-time in women's tennis while the 36-year-old will have to wait until 2019 to try and usurp Thelma Coyne Long as the oldest victor of the Australian Open (35 years and eight months in 1954).
Williams, 36, played an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi in late December but pulled out of this month's Australian Open, saying she was "super close" but not yet playing at the level needed to compete.
Unfortunately, the day after giving birth, Williams experienced shortness of breath and as a result of her history with blood clots, she assumed that this was due to another pulmonary embolism and alerted a nurse. Williams now has 23, but she is aware of what's in the record books and wants to win 25.
It's not a secret that I have my sights on 25. Not only is she gearing up to play competitively again (despite choosing to skip this year's Australian Open noting that she doesn't feel "prepared to go all the way"), but many of her tennis friends have been incredibly supportive in wishing her a speedy recovery and seeing her back on tour. "I was happy to change diapers", Ohanian, who married Williams in November, told Vogue, adding that the hardest part was "not being able to help".More news: NWS issues Winter Storm Watch, adds Flood Watch
"Knowing I've got this handsome baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match", she said. "I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige", said Williams.
"I want them, but I don't need them". "I'm stronger physically. I have a different look to my game". Serena calls the moment doctors placed her baby girl on her chest "an awesome feeling". That surgery went well, but soon "everything went bad", Williams told Vogue.
After her heart rate severely dropped during contractions, Ms. Williams gave birth to her daughter on September 1, 2017, via emergency cesarean section.
When the ultrasound showed nothing, Serena was sent for a CT scan, which showed several small blood clots on her lungs and she was quickly placed on a drip.
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Serena revealed that she spent the first 6 weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed.
If it is not to be a new name on the trophy, it could well be the oldest player in the field - evergreen 37-year-old Venus Williams.
"I've been like this my whole life and I embrace me", she said on Good Morning America. All of these factors can increase the risk of blood clots, she said.
Boris Becker, who knows a bit about both winning grand slams and star appeal, believes the landscape at the top of the women's game is just too confused at the moment.More news: Dancing on Ice commentator QUITS skating show after just one episode