Alexis Olympia watches mom Serena Williams return to tennis

By Emmy Griffiths

Serena Williams' gorgeous baby daughter, Alexis Olympia, had a front row seat as her mom returned to the tennis court for the first time professionally since giving birth. The cute five-month-old was snapped sitting with her dad, Alexis, as they watched Serena play in the 2018 Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina, over the weekend.

Although Serena and her sister, Venus Williams, lost the match to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs, Serena spoke warmly about returning to the game, telling reporters: "I honestly feel better than I thought I was going to feel. I feel like I'm on the right track for me."


Baby Olympia, held by her dad Alexis Ohanian, are in the stands watching Serena Williams play tennis
Alexis watched the match

Serena is already trying to get her baby girl interested in tennis, and she even recently shared a snap of Alexis with her first ever mini tennis racket. Posting the cute photo on Instagram, she wrote: "Olympia Ohanian, at match point, championship point, even without her shoes she's hard to beat. Serving now for her 12th Wimbledon title. Three more than her mum Serena."

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The tennis champion recently opened up to Vogue about the challenges that come with being a new mum, explaining: "Sometimes I get really down and feel like, 'Man, I can't do this'. It's that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that's just who I am. No one talks about the low moments - the pressure you feel, the incredible let-down every time you hear the baby cry." She added: "I've broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby?' The emotions are insane."

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