Sharapova and Williams, who are both retired from pro tennis, also met during the 2021 Met Gala in New York.
Back then, Williams spoke very positively about meeting Sharapova. “She’s fun. We talked, we clicked, we laughed, we talked about tennis and it was really, really fun and I loved it!” Williams said after meeting Sharapova at the Met Gala in 2021.
Sharapova, Williams are now family orientated
Sharapova, who retired from pro tennis after the 2020 Australian Open, became a mother this past summer after welcoming a baby boy Theodore. On the other side, Williams – who has a five-year-old daughter Olympia – recently said that she is “working on giving Olympia a sibling.” Williams has pretty much accustomed herself to motherhood, while Sharapova is still learning every day about her new role.
In one of her interviews after giving birth, Sharapova admitted she wanted to become a mother but noted there were still things for her to learn about motherhood. “That’s hard! I think it depends on where you are in life; I can’t compare them.
I was really ready for motherhood. It was something that I dreamed of forever. I have a really good relationship with my own mom—we’re really close and share a lot—and I’m an only child, so I felt like I was ready to have a child of my own and pass along my own experiences.
I’m really excited to watch this little boy grow up, although that is still incredibly hard because I’m still mostly trying to figure things out! Every day is a new day and every time you think you have something down, you realize you don’t.
There’s always something new to learn and about them and about yourself. That’s incredibly beautiful, but it’s also challenging,” Sharapova told NewBeauty