Serena Williams Reveals How Her Tennis Success Helps Her Inspire Other Mothers

Published 05/10/2021, 5:27 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)


Having a professional career as an athlete and being a mom are two of the most laborious jobs in the world. But some women do both of them together exceptionally well. One of these superwomen is 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams.

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On Mother’s Day, the tennis queen took part in ESPN SportsCenter’s featured episode called ‘To Be a Mom.’ In the video, she reveals how her success has helped her inspire other moms.

Serena Williams’ inspiring message for women who are mothers

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Serena Williams became a mom to Alexis Olympia Jr. in 2017. Although it must have been the most heartwarming moment of her life, Serena faced life-threatening challenges post-delivery.

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)
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Considering this, her return to the tennis world became doubtful. However, she came back the very next year and has played four Grand Slam finals since.

At 39, she is still passionately pursuing her next Grand Slam title. Along with that, she and her daughter Olympia have become one of the most adorable mother-daughter pairs of the sports world.

Serena has defied the impossible, both as an athlete and as a mother. Thus, she is grateful to spread the positive word to other moms out there.

“It’s amazing to be in this position where I have the opportunity to say to women that are moms – you can do it,” Serena said.

Currently, the four-time Olympic Gold medallist is in France with Olympia and husband Alexis Ohanian. The mother-daughter recently shared pictures of them twinning in Nike swimwear with their exclusive doll, Qai Qai.

Serena has even confessed that Olympia has helped her in many ways. Indeed, they are the perfect example for other moms who might be questioning themselves.

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Where will Serena play next?

Williams might play at the Italian Open 2021 to prepare for the French Open. She has been working hard on the court for the last couple of weeks with Coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

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2018 French Open Tennis Tournament – Serena Williams of the United States watched by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou training on Court Suzanne Lenglen in preparation for the 2018 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 25th 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Given her enthusiasm, the American will unquestionably be one of the top favorites in Rome and Paris. However, her performance will depend on her fitness consistency.

Hopefully, Serena will stay fit throughout the two tournaments and try for the titles. The Italian Open will play out from May 9 – May 16, 2021.

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Do you think Serena Williams can add another Grand Slam title to her name?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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