Serena Williams says that she “absolutely wants” more Grand Slam titles, but does not need them.
The 23-time champion, already the most successful player of the Open era, is two Grand Slam titles away from surpassing Margaret Court’s record.
Williams, who said she was bedridden for six weeks after giving birth to daughter Olympia in September, said motherhood had taken away her anxiety.
“I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige,” Williams told Vogue.
“I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born.
“Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more grand slams.”
Williams told the American magazine that “everything went bad” in the aftermath of giving birth to her first child.
Her daughter was delivered by emergency Caesarean section after the baby’s heart rate dropped, and Williams fell ill the day after giving birth.
The American suffered several blood clots in her lung and her surgery wound re-opened, leaving her bed bound for six weeks.