Serena Williams has been taking her time getting back into tennis after the birth of their daughter Alexis Jr. in September; after a messy return at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, she decided to to skip the Australian Open in January for fear she wasn’t quite back yet. But Serena is ready for part 2 of her comeback. Page Six says she’ll be playing in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA beginning March 5th. In honor of her return, her husband Alexis Ohanian announced her return on four billboards along the I-10 in Palm Springs. Their location is close to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where the BNP Paribas is held.
The billboards feature pictures of Alexis Jr. and Serena with the words “Greatest momma of all time” spread out over the first three, and “Serena Williams G.M.O.A.T. – Alexis Jr & Sr” on the fourth. Every other tennis player going to the BNP Paribas Open just turned to their significant other and gave them a look that says, “So I guess you’re just going to show up with a homemade sign or a t-shirt then, huh.”
I like to think of what those billboards would look like in an alternate Back to the Future-style universe where Serena is still with Drake. That reality is a lot less cute. Instead of driving by and awwww-ing at little Alexis Jr., motorists are struggling to keep their eyes on the road after rolling them too much at the sight of a 48-foot tall Drake making corny lovesick kissy faces above them.