Since becoming a household name across the pond, 29-year-old British food blogger Ella Mills—better known as Deliciously Ella to her nearly 2 million Instagram followers—has not only helped lead a long-overdue shift towards healthier, plant-based eating in the UK, but also emphasized nutrition in a way that’s approachable—without straying too far from her country’s comfort food roots. “It’s about celebrating the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers Champions Shirt, abundance, and flavor of plants,” explains Mills, who is devoted to shifting the perception that plant-based eating is bland, boring, and above all, restrictive. “There’s this assumption that it’s all rabbit food—limp lettuce, grated carrot, and crudites,” she says with a laugh. “I think showing people that they can take these supposedly ‘boring’ foods and transform them in an easy, inexpensive way is key. Remember guacamole is a vegetable, it’s not only about kale!”
Thursday night’s landmark “mother versus mother” match is rife with high-stakes subtext: Both the American Williams and the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers Champions Shirt Azarenka are Grand Slam champions and former world number ones who are striving for their first major titles since having children. Williams last won the Australian Open in 2017 while in the early days of pregnancy with her daughter, Alexis Olympia, who was born later that year. The tennis icon documented the grueling process of returning to the sport post-baby in her 2018 HBO docuseries Being Serena, including the demands on her postpartum body after nearly dying of a pulmonary embolism after childbirth, the pressure to stop breastfeeding to focus on training, and the wrenching process of leaving an infant to go back to work. Azarenka had her son, Leo, in 2016, and due to a custody battle with his father, was forced to miss several tournament starts through 2017. Like Williams, her last Grand Slam win was at the Australian Open, back in 2013.