Serena Williams posts inspirational message for working mums

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 02, 2019, 05:50 PM(IST)

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who had a controversial 2018, began 2019 in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, with baby Alexis Olympia in tow.

American Tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday posted an inspirational New Year message to mums and dads juggling parenthood with work, saying 'anything is possible'. 

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who had a controversial 2018, began 2019 in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, with baby Alexis Olympia in tow.

Williams posted a picture where she can be seen holding her daughter on as she stretched her leg. 

"It's not about what we can do it's what we MUST do as working moms and working dads". "Anything is possible. I was getting ready for the first match of the year and my dear sweet baby @olympiaohanian was tired and sad and simply needed mama's love," Williams said.

"So if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that's what #thismama will do. "My fellow moms and dads working - or stay home it's equally as intense - but you inspire me," she added. "Hearing your stories makes me know I can do this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This year is to you!"

The last time Williams played in Australia was January 2017, when she won the Australian Open when eight-weeks pregnant. 

Last month, the WTA introduced new rules so returning mothers have a special ranking that earns them a seeded position at tournaments, ensuring they do not face a top player in the opening round.
 

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