Serena Williams in hot water for saying she can't wait to be a ‘real woman’ after giving birth

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Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)
Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

"I am about to be a real woman now, you know?

This comment was all it took for tennis player Serena Williams to receive major social media backlash from women who were confused by her statement.

In an interview with Australian newspaper the Herald Sun, Serena said she couldn't wait to give birth and become a 'real woman.'

Serena announced that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, on SnapChat in April.

"I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth],” Serena said. “I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It's going to be something incredibly impressive to go through."

Out of the entire interview, it was this one statement that had readers up in arms.

Many accused the sports legend of being narrow-minded, even though she also mentioned that she is a feminist in the same interview.

"I definitely am a feminist. I like to stick up for women and women’s rights.So many things happen and I just think, ‘Wow, why don’t we have a chance?’ If that makes me a feminist, I am proud to be one," she said. On the other side of the net, many fans came out in support of the star athlete.

Sources: Herald Sun, The Telegraph, NBC Chicago

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