Sitting down with reporters for a press conference on Monday — after defeating Dutch tennis player Arantxa Rus and moving on to the second round of competition — Williams fielded a question about her recent polo outing with the Duchess of Sussex.
Williams also fielded questions about returning to Wimbledon for the first time since becoming a mother, which she admitted she hadn’t really thought about.
“It felt good to play and just to be back on the grass,” she shared. It definitely felt good.”
She also said that she’s “adjusting well” to returning to the sport, because she’s making sure to be present in her daughter’s life, including waking up early before her big matches to spend time quality time together.
“I spend so much time with her, every single day. We literally do everything,” she shared. “So I really don’t like being away from her, but I also think it’s healthy, in a way, for me to do what I need to do and be that working mom, and then go back home and be the mom.”
Williams also fielded a question about whether or not she’d spoken with the umpire before her match about what surname she’d prefer to be addressed by, now that she’s married, and if she’d even noticed that they’d called her “Mrs. Williams.”
“You know, it still doesn’t register that I’m married, actually, which is crazy,” said Williams, who tied the knot with Ohanian in November 2017, a month after they welcomed their little girl. “So much has happened in the past 12 months. So, I clearly didn’t think about it.”