Serena Williams Admits Daughter Olympia, 3, Is A ‘Perfectionist’ With Tennis: There’s ‘A Little Dab Of Pressure’


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Serena Williams opened as much as Stephen Colbert about her daughter, Olympia’s, tennis classes, admitting that she ‘never thought’ she’d let her ‘daughter play tennis.’

Serena Williams paid Stephen Colbert a go to from the longer term on January 25 — nicely, type of. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, 39, joined The Late Show host for a dialog as she quarantines in Australia for the primary Grand Slam of the 12 months. But Serena isn’t alone. She has her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and the couple’s three-year-old daughter, Olympia, by her facet! “We are big fans of Olympia,” Stephen gushed to the tennis nice, holding up the Instagram photograph Serena shared of Olympia’s tennis lesson on January 12.

“She looks like a fierce competitor! What is she like on the court?” Stephen requested. “She’s a perfectionist on the court,” Serena confessed, joking that she’s “not quite sure where [Olympia] got that from.” Though Serena has confirmed repeatedly how a lot she adores the game she has been trailblazing for many years, she admitted that she “never thought I would let my daughter play tennis. But…during this pandemic, it was the only thing that we could do safely,” she revealed.

 

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“And, so, I’m like, ‘Well, tennis it is!’” Serena has been documenting each of Olympia’s classes on her Instagram account, and the three-year-old is virtually the spitting picture of her completed, inspiring mother. Then once more, that could be a lot for the toddler to dwell as much as! “It’s all consuming, it’s stressful, it’s a lot of work. It’s a huge commitment,” Serena confessed. “And it might be a little dab of pressure on her. So, I wouldn’t actually put her in it, but if that is something that she wanted to do, I would absolutely be like, ‘Oh my gosh, you should totally do that!’”

The mother-of-one even admitted that, if Olympia selected to get into aggressive tennis, her mother could be proper there “rooting for her and supporting her.” Serena did, nonetheless, admit that tennis wouldn’t be the “first thing” that she would recommend for her daughter to get into. For now, although, Olympia appears to be having a blast along with her mother on the court docket!

 

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And within the weeks to return, the three-year-old could have the chance to observe her mother compete for her record-tying twenty fourth Grand Slam title on the 2021 Australian Open. The final time Serena received a Grand Slam, it was really in Melbourne in 2017 throughout the AO. At the time, she was pregnant with Olympia! We can’t wait to see Serena hit the court docket on February 8!

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