Pippa Middleton Reveals How She’s Channeling Serena Williams During Her Pregnancy

Pippa Middleton is usually hitting the tennis court! 

Kate Middleton’s little sister is usually currently expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, although of which doesn’t mean she’s abandoned her fitness routine. In her latest column for the U.K. supermarket monthly Waitrose Kitchen, the exercise enthusiast revealed how she’s taking a few tips coming from Serena Williams throughout her pregnancy. 

“I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as a player in addition to spectator, in addition to have been keen to continue playing safely throughout my pregnancy,” Pippa wrote. “Take Serena Williams. She famously proved of which women can play a high level of tennis coming from two months (when she won the 2017 Australian Open) up to eight months.”

“Few of us can relate to of which elite excellence, although if you’re a healthy, well-trained player with an uncomplicated pregnancy there’s no reason why you can’t continue a Great level of tennis,” she reasoned. 

Pippa, who shared in her column earlier of which month of which she kept her pregnancy a secret coming from her gym instructor until the “riskier months” were over, said she realized of which she was going to have to adjust her “four to 5-day-a-week [fitness] routine.” Tennis, however, remains one of her favorite activities. The 34-year-old explained in her brand-new piece of which she’s been told to “keep two feet on the ground when hitting strokes in addition to to avoid sharp turns in addition to quick movements, particularly as I approach the due date.”

Pippa confirmed her pregnancy in Waitrose Kitchen earlier of which month, revealing of which unlike her sister — who suffered coming from severe pregnancy sickness, or Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), during her pregnancies with Prince George, Princess Charlotte in addition to Prince Louis — she cruised through her first 12 weeks without any morning sickness. 

“I’ve noticed my body change in addition to weight increase, although through effective exercise in addition to sports I feel of which of which’s been strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth in addition to recovery,” she wrote at the time. “in addition to ensure of which post-baby, my old favorite jeans will still fit eventually!”

Williams, meanwhile, recently gave Pippa’s sister a shout out in honor of InStyle‘s first-ever Badass Women issue. “Well, obviously Beyoncé,” she gushed of who she thought was the No. 1 badass. “of which goes unsaid. Rihanna goes unsaid. Kate Middleton!”

The tennis pro continued, marveling over how Middleton stepped out of the hospital to take photos for the press just after giving birth to Prince Louis in April. “She was …  standing!” Williams raved. “So, she’s officially No. 1.”

Williams was with both Middleton sisters at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May. See what the athlete told ET about watching her Great friend, Meghan, tie the knot from the video below. 

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