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Serena Williams Blasted for 'Real Woman' Childbirth Comments

Social media users criticized the tennis player's comments, pointing out that women often cannot or do not want to have children

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    Serena Williams Blasted for 'Real Woman' Childbirth Comments
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    In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams attends the Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Williams came under fire Tuesday for claims that giving birth would make her a "real woman."

    Mom-to-be Serena Williams created a stir on social media Tuesday after saying giving birth will make her a "real woman."

    In a cover story for Stellar magazine, the tennis star opened up about the significance of having a baby in her life and as a woman.


    "I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It's going to be something incredibly impressive to go through," Williams said.

    But social media users criticized the comments, pointing out that many women often cannot or do not want to have children.


    The Grand Slam champion has not publicly addressed the social media backlash.

    Williams, engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, announced she was expecting in April after a Snapchat photo of her with a small baby bump was spotted by users.

    The tennis star won the Australian Open in January while pregnant, according to The Washington Post.