Serena Williams to Dipika Pallikal: Sports stars who made COMEBACK after motherhood, in PICS
Former world No. 1 tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy on Wednesday (January 11) and her decision to take a break from the tennis circuit in 2023. Osaka, however, also said that she intends to make a comeback in 2024 and she is not the first to play again after motherhood. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at Serena Williams to Dipika Pallikal - top sports stars who made a comeback after motherhood.
Former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy on Wednesday (January 11). Osaka has also said she intends to comeback to the tennis circuit in 2024. Apart from the following sports stars, there are other also like India's Sania Mirza and former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters who has returned to the tennis court after becoming mothers. (Source: Twitter)
In September 2017, Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. She returned to court in 2018, where she advanced to her tenth Wimbledon finals and first as a mother. She lost to Angelique Kerber in the finals, after which she reached the 2019 Wimbledon finals and US Open finals in 2018, 2019. (Source: Twitter)
Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik's twins were born in October 2021 and a few months later she was back to the squash court with featuring in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games being top priority. She returned on time for the Doubles World Championships where she won the mixed and women's gold. (Source: Twitter)
MC Mary Kom
A year after she gave birth to Rechungvar Kom and Khupneivar Kom, boxer MC Mary Kom competed in Asian and World Championships winning silver and gold respectively. This was her fourth successive gold at the Worlds. (Source: Twitter)
Pakistan women cricket captain Bismah Maroof took a break from the field in April 2021 to give birth to Fatima, but returned six months later to play in the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand with her infant by her side. (Source: Twitter)