Serena Williams showcases gym selfies, perfecting the "ideal angle" post

Serena Williams showcases gym selfies, perfecting the "ideal angle" post

Serena Williams, at 42, is determined to regain her pre-baby physique after welcoming her second child. The tennis icon hit the gym the day after Christmas and captured four mirror selfies for an Instagram post, playfully acknowledging her priorities during workouts.

"I spend 50% of my time in the gym taking selfies. Trying to get that perfect angle, the one that makes me look snatched," Serena wrote in her caption. "Well, I found that angle, so don't look at me sideways when in person I'm a tad thicker lol."

Serena received a lot of praise from her fans in the comments for her relatable and candid post. "The realest thing you've ever posted," one fan remarked. "I feel seen! Thank you for normalizing postpartum body!" another fan expressed. Ciara, who recently welcomed her fourth child, seemed to relate to Serena's message and commented with four laughing emojis. Other celebrities like La La Anthony and Rosie O'Donnell also showed their support for Serena in the comments.

Since welcoming her second daughter over the summer, Serena has been focused on getting back into shape, although she has openly shared her struggles with postpartum recovery in recent months. At the end of November, Serena tweeted that she's "not ok" and that it's "ok to not be ok," which raised concerns among her fans. The renowned athlete followed up that message with a photo of herself snuggling her newborn baby, expressing that it brings her joy.

Serena and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, are dedicated parents to their daughters, Olympia (born in 2019), and Adira (born in August). In a 2020 interview, Serena admitted that everyday working mothers inspire her. "I think of what they do literally every single day to support their family and to be a rock for their family," Serena told TODAY Parents at the time. "And it helps me keep going. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think that women are just really amazing."

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