US Open 2018: Serena Williams already thinking about more kids - but another Grand Slam remains the priority

The 36-year-old hopes that her daughter, Olympia, will grow up alongside at least two siblings

Paul Newman
New York
Monday 03 September 2018 07:56 BST
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Serena Williams hopes that her daughter, Olympia, will grow up alongside at least two siblings.

The 36-year-old American said here at the US Open on Sunday that she was already thinking about adding to her family, though for the moment she would be concentrating on her tennis and bringing up Olympia.

“I have obviously thought of having more kids and it will happen in time, God willing,” Williams said after her 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kanepi. “After Olympia, then maybe I'll do the next two, God willing, close to each other.”

She added: “Right now it's not time yet because I'm thinking about playing tennis and enjoying this time with Olympia. And then hopefully I'll have plenty, plenty of time in the future to hopefully add to that.”

Williams said that motherhood was the best thing that had happened to her. “I enjoy every second of it,” she said.

Asked whether her hunger for success had changed since the arrival of Olympia, Williams said it was as great as ever.

“It would be wonderful to win a Grand Slam while having a daughter, but it's a lot of work,” she said. “It takes a lot of work to win those tournaments. I'm only in my third one back. I'm going to continue to grind and see what happens.”

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