“She’s a Ballerina”: Serena Williams Gets Emotional After Daughter Olympia’s First Recital

Published 07/10/2021, 2:19 AM EDT
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. with her daughter and husband at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette


Serena Williams made a wholesome appearance on social media post her 2021 Wimbledon Championship exit. Fans were devastated to see her pull out of the competition following an injury mid-game. What came following were speculations of a retirement, which left followers in agony with questions.

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However, in a rather pleasant video, Serena recorded her experience at her daughter Olympia’s first dance recital. The American Tennis legend can’t seem to contain her excitement, “Okay so we’re at Olympia’s first recital which I’m super excited about and it’s going to be fun, She’s a ballerina”, she said.

All smiles and giggles, however, turned to little tears of joy as Serena got emotional watching her toddler perform.

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As shared on her Instagram story, Serena is clearly enjoying time with her family, taking a much-needed break and watching her daughter twirl and turn her way around the stage.

“So I was really getting emotional and I cried a minute at Olympia’s dance recital and it was only a minute and 23 seconds and It was so cute and she did so good..”, the proud mother said.

 

 

Heartbreak at Wimbledon for Serena Williams

Serena’s return to the grass-court was a painful one. Deemed as the tournament’s favorite, Serena slipped on the court during her first-round match, injuring her right thigh. As ecstasy turned into unbearable agony, the 39-year-old had no option but to withdraw from the tournament.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ever since her exit, she has been making rounds all over the news. As her future lies in doubt, fans are flooding social media with all sorts of questions, in the hope to find an answer that would help them.

However, Serena chooses to stay grounded at the moment, not making any formal announcements and spend as much time with her family as possible.

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Undoubtedly, watching Serena do well post her traumatic scenes at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship is what every fan needed. However, a quick return to the court would be most welcomed and cherished by all. As of now, Serena maintains her focus on her daughter, prioritizing her family over the Tokyo Olympics as well.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Fans lie in hope of seeing her next at the US Open. Meanwhile, they continue to celebrate her legacy, remembering her for the legend she is.

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