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Serena Williams Praises 'Loving Yourself' as She Embraces Her Postpartum Body: 'Well Worth It'

The tennis star shares her two daughters with husband Alexis Ohanian

<p>Serena Williams/Instagram</p> Serena Williams

Serena Williams/Instagram

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is embracing her postpartum body.

On Monday, the tennis star, 42, shared a picture of herself on Instagram, wearing a bikini and holding her baby daughter Adira, 5 months, while on a boat. In the photo, Williams had on a white two-piece, wearing big sunglasses and posing with her foot in front of the other.

The mom of two took a minute to honor all her body has been through the past few months in her caption, acknowledging that it was all "worth it."

"Loving yourself is essential. I find that I have to remind myself of that self-love through all different stages in my life. Right now I love that my body is not picture perfect," she began her caption.

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"I love that I smell like milk - that milk sustains @adiraohanian I love getting to know a new version of my body. It is a change, but it’s a change that has been well worth it."

"So start this week, knowing that you are loved, and that starts with you. Ok, now I’m about to go to the gym 🤪 Serena," the professional athlete concluded her caption.

Williams shares her two daughters — Adira and Olympia, 6 — with husband Alexis Ohanian, 40.

In January, the couple kicked off the new year by sharing photos of a special trip to the Caribbean with their older daughter.

Williams and Ohanian appeared to enjoy some special one-on-one time with Olympia. Dressed up as pirates, the two worked with Olympia to solve a treasure hunt, which included digging on "a deserted island in the Caribbean."

"A naughty pirate stole a bunch of gifts for Jr and she had to piece together a map, find the buried treasure on a deserted island in the Caribbean, and dig it up. I think we all know who did most of the digging, though," Ohanian captioned a photo where he helped his little girl dig.

Another set of photos shared by the retired tennis pro showed more scenes from their island adventure, writing, "Yea we doing the unexpected for 2024… keep em guessing."

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