Serena Williams shared a sultry snap from the previous.
Williams, 42, took to Instagram on Monday, October 9, to share a throwback photograph utilizing a immediate that inspired customers to “Share a pic from a VERYYY totally different time in your life.” Within the picture, she posed in a Dax & Jolie black bikini that includes a scoop neckline and strappy bottoms. Her brunette locks had been twisted into an updo, and she or he donned a contemporary face as she confirmed off her abs and stomach button piercing.
The tennis icon initially posted the pic seven years in the past in July 2016. On the time, she had not but married husband Alexis Ohanian and had not given beginning to her two daughters: Olympia, 6, and Adria, 2 months.
Williams introduced her second being pregnant on the 2023 Met Gala in Might, exhibiting off her rising child bump in a Gucci robe. She teamed the garment with layers of pearl necklaces, a bedazzled headband, a cropped blazer and knee-high boots. “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the three of us to the Met Gala,” she captioned a crimson carpet pic.
In August, she introduced Adria’s arrival with a candy household photograph. Within the snap, Williams cradled her new child whereas Olympia and Alexis wrapped their arms round her.
Ohanian additionally shared a candy message of his personal to welcome Adria. “I’m grateful to report our home is teaming with love: a contented & wholesome new child lady and comfortable & wholesome mama,” he wrote on the time. “Feeling grateful. @serenawilliams you’ve now given me one other incomparable present — you’re the GMOAT. Due to all of the superb medical employees who took care of my spouse & our daughter 🙏 I’ll always remember the second I launched @olympiaohanian to her child sister.”
The couple tied the knot in November 2017, two months after Olympia was born. Within the February 2018 difficulty of Vogue, Williams opened up about experiencing issues that led to her requiring an emergency C-section.
The next yr, she opened as much as Attract about her postpartum journey in a January 2019 interview. “I’m feeling fairly good about my physique. I labored exhausting at it prior to now eight months to get again from the infant,” she mentioned. “It hasn’t been simple. I’m not 21 anymore. However I did it gradual and regular. After I got here out [of the hospital], I had a abdomen, however I assumed, That is type of cool. I’ve a abdomen as a result of the infant was there.”
Williams has since introduced her retirement from professional tennis, noting in an August 2022 Vogue essay that it wasn’t “honest” for ladies to “have to decide on” between their careers and households. “If I had been a man, I wouldn’t be scripting this as a result of I’d be on the market taking part in and successful whereas my spouse was doing the bodily labor of increasing our household,” she wrote. “Perhaps I’d be extra of a Tom Brady if I had that chance.”