Serena Williams has Lessons for her Daughter

Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams. Photo by James Gourley/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (8770836ll)

Like all things, Serena Williams seems to have this mom thing down to an art.

The tennis superstar gave birth to her first child, a little girl, in September 2017. Since then she has competed in several grand slam tournaments, but always makes time to ensure she teaches little Olympia what is important.

“I want to teach her that it’s okay to make the first move, it’s okay to ask and to say, ‘Listen, I want a chance at being in this play. Like put me in. Or just give me this first opportunity,’” Serena said on Good Morning America.

The 1-year-old has a pretty good role model as Serena revealed how she will be teaching from her own experience.

““I literally made the first move,” the 37-year-old said in reference to signing herself up for her first ever tennis tournament at the age of 14. “My dad said I was too young and I was so small and I wasn’t ready but I knew I was ready and I made that first move and I want my daughter to be able to do the same thing. We’re taught as a society that we have to wait and be second but that’s not true, we can be first. I love being first. I only like being first.”

Olympia is in good hands.