“I’m Rolling up to My Next Slam”: Serena Williams Takes Inspiration From Daughter Olympia Ahead of Return

Published 09/27/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Serena Williams and her daughter share an adorable bond. Olympia, who recently turned four in September 2021, loves spending time with her mother. Serena too takes out some time from her busy schedule for her daughter and often posts about their day-to-day activities on social media.

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Olympia has started taking tennis lessons. Interestingly, she loves to spend time on the court and her mother, Serena Williams, likes to record her during her practice.

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Recently, Olympia arrived in a beautiful toy car for her training session. She drove it all by herself and it looked as if she was a professional driver. Serena shot a video and posted the same on her Instagram story.

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)

“How I’m rolling up to my next Slam,” wrote Serena in the caption of the Instagram story.

While the ‘rolling up’ part might just be Serena joking around, it could indicate that the tennis queen is eyeing a comeback to the tour soon.

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Serena Williams in the 2021 season

It hasn’t been a great season for Serena so far. Even though her performance at the Grand Slams was decent, she is still chasing her 24th major title.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The 23-time Grand Slam champion began her 2021 campaign in style as she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2021 after defeating some top-seeded players. However, she eventually bowed out, losing to Naomi Osaka in straight sets.

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The problem started for her during the clay court season when she lost two tournaments before even reaching the quarters ahead of the French Open 2021. Although she reached the pre-quarters of Roland Garros, she failed to win against Elena Rybakina.

Unfortunately, Williams injured her leg at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and failed to complete a single set. She had to withdraw from the middle of her first-round match and has not returned to the court since.

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Fans have huge expectations from Serena Williams and believe that she still has got a lot of tennis left inside her. Will she be able to win yet another Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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