Los Angeles Times

Motherhood provides 'more fire' for Venus Williams as she pursues record-tying title

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is cradling her baby, humming a lullaby, letting little Alexis Olympia Ohanian tug on a strand of her long hair. When nap time arrives Williams tucks in the child and reluctantly leaves for a practice session.

"Don't call it a comeback," she says quietly enough to not disturb the baby. "I've been here for years, rocking my peers, putting suckers in fear." After she changes into workout gear and approaches the tennis court her tenderness vanishes and she pounds the ball ferociously.

"I'm gonna knock you out," she says. "Mama said knock you out."

Anda sedang membaca pratinjau, daftarlah untuk membaca selengkapnya.

Lainnya dari Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times4 mnt membacaPolitics
Commentary: Taking A Hard Line On Iran Doesn't Have To Mean War
Where Iran is concerned, there are hard-liners and hard hard-liners. Everyone, in both camps, wants to ensure that Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapon, and everyone wants to stop Iran's malign behavior in the Middle East and elsewhere, ensuring peace
Los Angeles Times4 mnt membacaSociety
Commentary: A Milestone, Not A Starting Point
When police raided gay bars back in the day, they expected the patrons to scatter. But one hot Friday night 50 years ago, at the Stonewall Inn, no one was going anywhere. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, old, young - they booed and jeered as the
Los Angeles Times3 mnt membaca
Dodgers Beat The Giants But Lose Rich Hill Early In The Game
LOS ANGELES - Rich Hill needed 15 pitches to retire the side in order in the first inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 9-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. He recorded two strikeouts. He threw only four balls. It was, on the surfa