Iga Swiatek congratulates ‘queen’ Serena Williams on birth of second child

Swiatek had a heartfelt reaction to Williams welcoming her second child.

Iga Swiatek congratulated “queen” Serena Williams on welcoming her second child. On Tuesday, American tennis icon Williams announced she delivered baby girl Adira River Williams to this world. Swiatek, who has been the top-ranked player in the women’s game since 2022 April, had a heartfelt reaction to Williams’ announcement.

“Adira River Williams,” Williams captioned her Instagram post. In the comment section, Swiatek wrote: “Congratulations Queen. Welcome baby girl!! (yellow heart emoji).”

Swiatek congratulates Williams on welcoming her second child
In 2017 September, Williams welcomed her first child when baby girl Olympia was born.

When Williams announced her retirement from pro tennis in 2022 August, she revealed one of the reasons behind her decision was her aim to give Olympia a sibling. “Earlier in my career, I never thought about having kids. There were times when I’ve wondered if I should ever bring kids into this world, with all its problems.

I was never that confident or comfortable around babies or children, and I figured that if I ever did have a baby, I would have people taking care of it 24/7. I’m not going to lie—I definitely have a lot of support.

But I’m also an incredibly hands-on mother. My husband will tell you I am too hands-on. In five years, Olympia has only spent one 24-hour period away from me. This past year, while I was recovering from a hamstring injury, I got to pick her up from school four or five days a week, and I always looked forward to seeing her face light up when she walked out of the building and saw me waiting there for her.

The fact is that nothing is a sacrifice for me when it comes to Olympia. It all just makes sense. I want to teach her how to tie her shoes, how to read, where babies come from, and about God. Just like my mom taught me,” Williams wrote for Vogue in 2022 August.

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