Australian open organizers have declared that Serena Williams will make her return and defend her title at the first grand slam of the year which begins in January. However the inquiry at the forefront of everybody’s thoughts is that would Williams be able to return and contend at the best level in the wake of becoming a mother out of the blue.  Williams won this year’s Australian open title while she was two months pregnant and after that triumph she called it quits for the season. Serena will have to beat a great deal of obstacles if she’s to challenge and contend at top level. Nobody who has seen the enormity of Williams career will question her ability to return however for Serena its more than just partaking, it is about contending to win. She said it herself when inquired as to whether she will return just to partake. She said “It is either I win or I don’t play.”

It’s important to note that Serna won’t be the first tennis player to return and play top level tennis as a mother. Evonne Goolagong was the first mother to be a grand slam champion since Dorothea Chambers in 1914. Kim Clijsters won three of her four grand slam title after she brought forth her first girl while Victoria Azarenka made her return at this year’s Wimbledon six months after the delivery of her first child where she reached the fourth round. In any case it is vital to state that both Clijsters and Azarenka returned when they are still in their twenties. Serena will make her return at the age of thirty six which is the age most tennis players bail because of the physical nature and high level of competition in tennis so the inquiry is will she have the capacity to adapt at that age and after becoming a mother? She will likewise need to figure out how she will manage the experience of going on tour as a mother for the first time, but she can look up to Roger Federer a father of four for advice who is also defying logic at the age of thirty six.

Motivation is likewise something that may come as a test as she has won everything in tennis so it might be hard to find that inspiration. In any case she can take inspiration from the way that she’s only two short of breaking Magaret Court 24 grand slam records. Be that as it may, having said all these it merits saying that if there’s any athlete that can overcome these difficulties and write another chapter in her already successful story it is Serena Williams and as devotees of the game we can’t wait to see whether the best female tennis player ever can defy logic and prove her doubters wrong.

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