Mothers around the world are sending words of encouragement to Serena Williams after the tennis champ shared her dismay at missing her daughter’s first steps.
Serena Williams said on Saturday that she missed seeing her 10-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. take her first steps while she was practicing for Wimbledon.
“She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried,” she tweeted.
After giving birth to her first daughter last September, Williams’ climb back to the top has been tough. The tennis champ won her first match back on the court in March at Indian Wells but was sent home by her sister, Venus. Later that month, Williams suffered a first-round defeat at the Miami Open, however, she’s been putting in work to reclaim her crown with plans to win this year’s Wimbledon.
Other women tweeted their support of Williams missing her daughter’s first steps and shared their own stories.
Williams, who traveled to the tournament with her daughter, reached the fourth round Friday after beating France’s Kristina Mladenovic.