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Serena Williams Joins the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Serena Williams Joins the Fight Against Domestic Violence and Says Daughter Olympia is Her Inspiration

Tennis star Serena Williams joins the crusade to stop domestic violence. Her passion is driven by her wanting to be a strong role model for her 9-month-old daughter and women suffering from not only domestic and financial violence.

Williams has joined forces with Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse initiative where she hopes she can speak up for others that are not able to do so.

At a event held on Wednesday for the strategy the tennis champ said, “These women probably can’t use their voice so it’s important for them to know that there are people out there that are using their voice and letting them know that there is a place, that we can do something about it.”

As stated by Allstate, one in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives, and 99 percent of cases being financial abuse. The startling statistics hit the 36-year-old new mother hard.

“Having a daughter means that she’s one in four. Hopefully, those stats don’t go up by the time she’s dating and meeting people, but they can if you don’t make people aware of it,” she said.

“Domestic abuse is a subject that people are not really comfortable talking about, but sometimes talking about the uncomfortable is what we have to do,” Williams said. “We’re doing that now with Me Too, with Times Up, and I feel like we’re making those steps. We want to make this a movement.”

Williams is a known advocate for equal pay and women’s rights in the sports arena. Serena has been known to not keep quiet and sit on the sidelines and reminds women that their voice is important if there are going to be changes made. Her greatest words of advice she could give to her daughter and other women is, “always speak up, and from the first day.”

She continued, “If you keep letting it go on, the situation gets worse and worse until you’re just completely downtrodden.”

As a mother of a daughter, Serena’s wish is that young boys are educated from a young age on what is acceptable and unacceptable. She also believes that men need to join the crusade and become more supportive of women. She ended by saying, “It’s a human rights issue. We should just want to be better humans.”

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Serena Williams Dreams of Another Baby

Serena Williams, Champion on the Court Once Again—Dreams of Another Baby

Tennis superstar, Serena Williams, 36, and new mom to Alexis Olympia, won her first match after a 14-month hiatus.

Serena won her first single’s match on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open in California on Thursday. She defeated Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, Williams 7-5, 6-3 in round one.

Serena said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she definitely wants two kids “God willing.” But she emphasized that she wants to triumphant and competitive return to tennis as well, making her dreams of a second child something for the future.

She went on to say that “it is definitely not easy. I have this undying drive to be the best I can be, whether it is being a mom or playing tennis or doing my designing. I just want to do the best that I can.”

It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!

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Not to outdo her wife and mother duties, Serena’s professional resume is beyond impressive. Serena is such an accomplished athlete, with the most Grand Slam titles in singles (23 titles), doubles (14 titles) and mixed doubles, with four Olympic Gold medals, the fact that she is a 5-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships, that she was the highest paid female athlete in 2016 and 2017, and in 2015, she started with her own clothing line for HSN.

“I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but I never seemed to have time with my career. Then it just happened and I just dove right in. It is so natural for me. I love it. I love her so much. We have a great little family going on.”

Helping mommy get ready for her match

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Serena married Alexis Ohanian, 34, the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Reddit, in November 2017. The busy couple and their 6-month-old daughter live in most of the time in their luxurious Beverly Hills home, which they bought in the fall of 2017 for $12 million.

We are rooting for Serena both on the court and off. Here’s to many wins and another beautiful child for this winning family!

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