Serena Williams Admits Daughter Olympia Doesn’t Like Playing Tennis

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Her personal path. Serena Williams revealed that her 5-year-old daughter, Olympia, doesn’t “really prefer to play tennis” as a lot as anticipated.

“That’s a bit of disappointing for me, however she’s really actually good at it,” Williams, 41, shared throughout an look on CBS Information’ Particular person to Particular person With Norah O’Donnell on Tuesday, February 28. “So, we are attempting to determine a technique to get her to play a bit of bit.”

The athlete famous that she was trying to get Olympia within the sport, including, “Possibly I can push her into tennis by getting different children to have a gaggle lesson, I believe that’s what I’m going to do.”

Williams, who shares her daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian, turned a mom when she gave start in 2017.

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Through the years, the athletic attire designer has been candid concerning the ups and downs of parenthood, writing through Instagram in 2020, “I’m typically exhausted, careworn, after which I’m going play knowledgeable tennis match. We maintain going. I’m so proud and impressed by the ladies who do it day in and time out. I’m proud to be this child’s mama @olympiaohanian.”

After discovering success as knowledgeable tennis participant, the Michigan native introduced her retirement to spend extra time along with her baby.

“I’m right here to let you know that I’m evolving away from tennis, towards different issues which are necessary to me,” the Being Serena star wrote in an essay for Vogue in August 2022. “However I’ve been reluctant to confess to myself or anybody else that I’ve to maneuver on from taking part in tennis. Alexis, my husband, and I’ve hardly talked about it; it’s like a taboo subject. I can’t even have this dialog with my mother and pop. It’s prefer it’s not actual till you say it out loud.”

On the time, Williams gushed about attending to give attention to being a mom and increasing her household. “Consider me, I by no means needed to have to decide on between tennis and a household,” she continued. “I don’t suppose it’s truthful. If I had been a man, I wouldn’t be scripting this as a result of I’d be on the market taking part in and successful whereas my spouse was doing the bodily labor of increasing our household. Possibly I’d be extra of a Tom Brady if I had that chance.”

The seven-time Wimbledon champion, who beforehand mentioned the issues in her first being pregnant, hinted at plans to have one other baby with Ohanian, 39. (Williams mentioned having 4 surgical procedures after a near-death start expertise from a number of blood clots.)

“We not too long ago bought some info from my physician that put my thoughts comfy and made me really feel that each time we’re prepared, we are able to add to our household,” she detailed. “I positively don’t need to be pregnant once more as an athlete. I must be two toes into tennis or two toes out.”