Serena Williams and Daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Cover VOGUE Magazine
Serena Williams and daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. cover the new issue of VOGUE magazine.
Baby Alexis is making history just like her momma, as she’s now the youngest person to ever cover the magazine.
In this issue, William discusses marriage, motherhood and her comeback.
Williams on her dream of becoming a mom:
“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen,” Serena says, only half-joking. “Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls. Oh, my God, I loved my dolls.”
On eventually moving away and not playing tennis:
“To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom,” she says. But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.”
On the ups and sometimes downs of getting used to motherhood:
“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this,” she says. “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 letdown every time you hear the baby cry. 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.”
Check out more over at http://www.vogue.com