“We are Always Gonna be Best Friends”: Serena Williams Pens Down a Heart-Melting Message for Daughter Olympia

Published 10/07/2021, 11:32 PM EDT
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)


American tennis sensation, Serena Williams, hasn’t had an impressive 2021 season. Falling victim to a gruesome injury during the Wimbledon Championship 2021, the former World No.1 withdrew from the remainder of the season.

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While she’s away from the tennis court, she has been spending some precious time with her daughter Olympia. Notably, Serena often takes to her social media, treating fans to glimpses of her shenanigans with her daughter. In a similar instance, Williams recently shared an emotional message dedicated to her favorite doubles partner.

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Serena Williams pens down a heart-warming message

The former World No.1 is currently on the sidelines, completely focused on her recovery. As a result, she has been more engaged with her family, especially with her daughter Olympia.

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)

Recently, she took to her Twitter and penned down a heartfelt message for Olympia. It said, “I love how @OlympiaOhanian when she’s in trouble and I put her in time out she brings me back to normal. She will do something cute to help me relax. It’s like she’s saying it’s ok the be mad at me mom… but we are always gonna be best friends no matter what.”

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Williams still uncertain about her future

The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered a major injury in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championship. As a result, she immediately retired from the match and hasn’t returned to the court ever since. While she withdrew from the US Open as well, she hasn’t given any update on her future plans.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 23: Serena Williams of the United States walks out to face Angieszka Radwanska of Poland during day two of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships at the Sinan Erdem Dome October 23, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The former World No.1 is just one short of Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam record. Notably, Williams won her last Grand Slam title at the Australian open 2017, where she emphatically defeated her sister, Venus Williams, in a straight-set victory. As the 2021 season is coming to an end, it would be fascinating to witness how Serena Williams approaches 2022. Will she recover in time for the Australian Open?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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