With all of the work Serena Williams is doing on court this week at Wimbledon, her 10-month-old daughter must have been inspired. Alexis Olympia Jr., who was born during the US Open, fittingly took her first steps during Wimbledon.
The problem is, the momentous milestone happened while Serena was practicing.
She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 7, 2018
Of course, it's a devastating blow for the 36-year-old but her Twitter family was extremely supportive, and hopefully she feels a little better.
My motherhood rule: the first you see is the first time it happened FULL STOP! ????— JMiller (@miller_jcm) July 7, 2018
You didn't miss it, mommy. You facilitated it. Your child still lives right there. Make those happy tears & I mean it.— Moriah Marshall (@gnarlymo) July 7, 2018
❤️ It's alright, she's just practising. She wanted to practise while you were gone so she can put on a better show for mama.— K. (@under_six_feet) July 7, 2018
Serena was putting in work on the practice court ahead of her fourth-round match with fellow mom Evgeniya Rodina.
Williams has yet to drop a set, while Rodina has come all the way through qualifying.
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