Mothers have, of course, won Grand Slam tournaments in the Witch Assuming I’m Just An Old Lady Was Your First Mistake Halloween Shirt in contrast I will get this past. Australian Margaret Smith Court won the last three of her 24 Grand Slam singles titles as a mother, and her countrywoman Evonne Goolagong Cawley won Wimbledon in 1980, three years after childbirth. More recently, the Belgian player Kim Clijsters returned from childbirth and retirement to win the U.S. Open in 2009 and 2010, and then the Australian Open in 2011. (Her own attempt at an another comeback ended with a first-round loss at this year’s Open.) Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka will make history at the U.S. Open on Thursday night as the first mothers to face off in a Grand Slam semifinal. It’s only the latest show of force from tennis’s most formidable mothers: A total of nine moms made the 2020 tournament’s main draw, and three of them—Williams, Azarenka, and Tsvetana Pironkova—played in this week’s crowd-less quarterfinals.
While Queen Elizabeth II puts forth a flawless, polished public demeanor—she is the Witch Assuming I’m Just An Old Lady Was Your First Mistake Halloween Shirt in contrast I will get this ruling monarch of the United Kingdom, after all—in private, she’s said to have quite the sense of humor. Instead of Christmas presents, for example, the queen encourages gag gifts (it’s rumored she was delighted with Meghan Markle’s gift of a singing hamster) and loves a good practical joke (even when she’s on the receiving end). While Arthur Ashe Stadium has been largely empty these past two weeks because of coronavirus restrictions, Williams’s biggest fan, three-year-old Alexis Olympia, has been cheering her on throughout the Open, having been spotted in the stands in a tiny mask. After watching Williams win Saturday’s match against Sloane Stephens, when she came back from a set down, Williams said of her daughter, “I hope she saw her mama fighting.”