Serena Williams has finally decided to hang her boots and rest her tennis racket since she made the decision to retire from the sport of tennis after the conclusion of the US Open.
Serena said that she would be looking forward to focusing more on her family and other aspects of life such as her venture funds firm, Serena Ventures. Serena got married to her husband Alexis Ohanian who is one of the co-founders of Reddit in 2017. She also has a daughter by the name of Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr who is around 5 years old at the moment.
Serena has made it clear several times that she is very close to her family. In an interview given by Serena, she revealed the sweet reason why she did not want to bring her daughter Olympia to her matches.
Why did Serena Williams not want to bring her daughter Olympia to her tennis matches?
Serena Williams mentioned that her daughter was present for her final professional tournament which was the US Open. Serena won her first-round match against Danka Konvinic of Montenegro before she lost out to Ajla Tomljanovic. Olympia would involve herself in her mother’s match and pre-match commitments.
For instance, she would be there to watch her mother practice before the competition ever since she was a baby.
Serena has also mentioned that her daughter has played a huge and special role in her tennis career. Recently, in an interview, Serena said that in the initial stages she did not want her daughter to attend her tennis matches.
In the Drew Barrymore Show, Serena highlighted the reason why she did not let Olympia attend her tennis matches initially. She said,
‘I just was worried I’d get distracted because I would be like, “Wait is she drinking? Is she doing this?” She came to a match once, like super brief, and I was like, “Oh my God, is she wearing sun cream?” It’s nuts.
“Wait a minute, oh my goodness I’ve got to serve. This makes no sense,”
She further said that she did not bring Olympia to her matches until this summer since she felt that her killer instincts on the tennis court would be diminished and she would most certainly be distracted.
She also spoke about the most watched moment in tennis history which was her daughter watching her final tennis match. Olympia was seen cheering her mother and also said that she was proud of her.
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