Serena Williams Pregnant Australian Open
Serena Williams wowed fans when she announced on a Snapchat app that she was 20 weeks pregnant. After the initial congratulations flowed, people did the maths and realized that the great tennis player won the Australian Open while pregnant. This is a shock to the whole community as well as fans.
The Australian Open takes place in mid to late January. According to calculations, Serena was about seven or eight weeks pregnant when she won her title.
Is It Safe For Babies?
Exercising during pregnancy is recommended, such as walking, swimming, stationary cycling, yoga, and pilates modified as a good option.
But there are several sports to avoid, such as contact sports, including ice hockey, boxing, soccer, and basketball. In addition, some sports that have the potential to be injured are skydiving, scuba diving, and activities that are carried out above 6000 feet.
But if you’re a runner or an experienced racquet sportsman, you may be able to continue doing those activities during pregnancy. Tennis is generally considered safe for pregnant women. It just combines running and is usually not a contact sport. In contact sports, the abdomen of pregnant women can be exposed to opponents, and increases the risk of complications in the fetus or placenta.
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Injuries suffered by Serena Williams
Serena Williams has been a Grand Slam singles champion 23 times. He suffered an ankle injury in the early stages of the first-round match on Centre Court.
Williams broke down in tears on the field as she tried to serve at 3-3. He then withdrew from the game shortly afterwards and had to be helped off the field.
The bid for Serena to clinch the singles crown in her 24th Grand Slam match, to equal the record ended in tears at Wimbledon when an ankle injury forced her out of a first-round match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
The 39-year-old, who has seven Wimbledon singles titles, broke his serve to take a 3-1 lead against the Belarusian when his left ankle sprained. Serena was forced to leave the court for a medical time-out, while an American tennis player named Sasnovich returned to the court in an attempt to compete. Tears were in evidence because he could barely move.
Sasnovich made it 3-3, but another mistake from Williams left him lying on the ground. He was helped to stand by the chair umpire and his resignation was assured.
Williams’ family, who were ravaged by injuries, followed suit after that was Adrian Mannarino. He was forced off the court after a knee injury during a match against Roger Federer.
Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles since the Australian Open in 2017, but her last two visits to Wimbledon have resulted in finals.
After losing to Simona Halep in 2019 and Angelique Kerber in 2018, sixth seed Williams arrived with ambitions to finally equal Margaret Court’s highest tally, but she was desperate. Shortly afterward Serena released a statement via her Instagram feed.
Williams said: “I’m heartbroken to have to retire after injuring my right leg.” “The love and gratitude that has been given by the fans and the team that made me on Centre Court mean so much. Feeling the warmth and incredible support from the crowd as I walked on and off the field meant a lot to me.”