‘I Just Miss Her So Much’: Serena Williams Becomes a Broken-Hearted Mom When Daughter Olympia Leaves The House

Published 01/11/2022, 11:30 PM EST
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

40-year-old megastar Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia are the internet’s sweethearts. Not only is Serena Williams a household name now, but so is her 4-year-old daughter.


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Since taking time off from tennis after a hamstring injury, Serena has spent exponentially more time with Olympia. Even though many fans sorely miss seeing the 23-time Grand Slam champion on the tour, they aren’t complaining.

After all, they regularly get to see their favorite tennis star and a look inside her family.


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Serena Williams misses Olympia five minutes into not seeing her

Serena Williams sent out a tweet today, describing the emotions she goes through whenever Olympia goes out of the house on a playdate.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03. Serena Williams’ daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. looks on following the women’s singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Katie Boulter of Great Britain during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“I’m happy when Olympia goes ok (on) play dates,” Serena expressed on Twitter. However, at the same time, being the mother that she is, she can’t help but miss her daughter instantly. “I just miss her so much,” she wrote, along with emojis of crying faces and broken hearts.

In fact, Serena even acknowledged how hyperbolically she was speaking. She admitted that she goes through these emotions of happiness and then misses her daughter all within the span of five minutes!


“It’s only five minutes into her leaving,” she wrote, along with a couple of self-aware laughing emojis.


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Clearly, Serena Williams can’t get enough of her daughter; apparently, neither can the internet!

Serena will not be playing in the Australian Open next week

Much to the dismay of fans across the world, Serena announced in December last year that she would not be present in Australia for the beginning of the 2022 season.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09. Serena Williams of the United States cools down between sets during her Ladies’ Singles fourth round match against Evgeniya Rodina of Russia on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Fans had expected Serena to play in the Australian Open, and potentially try for a 24th Grand Slam. It would have put right alongside Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 major titles. Moreover, Serena has 7 Australian Open singles titles to her name.



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However, it was not to be, as Serena pulled out from the tournament. She explained that her medical team was not confident in her being 100 percent ready to be back playing competitive tennis.


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Nevertheless, it surely would be a better and more ideal state of affairs if the dominant tennis star were to come back feeling completely healthy. Do you think the world will see Serena Williams take to the clay court at Roland Garros?

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.