Even though the world continually proves just how screwed we are, sometimes we're reminded that there's still hope. On Tuesday, Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian Sr., took to Instagram to share photographs of four new billboards he put together to welcome Williams back to tennis. The billboards are located along interstate 10 into Palm Springs, California.
The images are literally the most heartwarming thing any of us will see all day. Each billboard features the couple’s baby girl Alexis Ohanian Jr., who was born in September. Across the first three, Ohanian Sr. wrote “Greatest,” “Momma,” “Of All Time,” with the fourth billboard reading, “Serena Williams, G.M.O.A.T.,” and was signed “Alexis Jr. + Sr.” The last image showed Williams holding her baby.
Williams has had a tough recovery after Alexis Jr. was born. In January, Williams opened up to Vogue about the complications she suffered during birth—she had an emergency cesarean section—and following the birth, when her history of blood clots created more obstacles. The previous month, she had lost her comeback match during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. A couple weeks later, it was announced that Williams wouldn’t participate in the upcoming Australian Open, which she won last year against her sister Venus Williams, while more than two months pregnant.
Serena first returned for a competitive tennis match at the Fed Cup earlier in February. Unfortunately, the Williams sisters lost the doubles match. In March, Serena will be coming back for tournament play at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.