Serena Williams' daughter needs 'time to think' as she sits in a garden in new photo

Mary Scott
Jan 22, 2019
03:31 P.M.
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We already know Serena Williams’ daughter, Olympia is quite the one-year-old. She already has a “daughter,” and now, she’s pictured taking some time out to reflect in a lovely garden.


Olympia Ohanian is only 16 months old, but the curly-haired tot is way beyond her years in several ways. Besides taking care of her doll-daughter, Qai-Qai, Olympia also knows the importance of some peace-and-quiet.

"We were talking about how we want to take her to Africa and show her where she’s from..." ~ Serena Williams.

In a recent picture posted to her verified Instagram account, Olympia sat in the garden, surrounded by greenery as she stared into space reflectively.


The caption of the post said it all:

“Sometimes I need time to think.”

We understand you, Olympia! Moms need every alone-time they can get.

On a more serious note, Serena got candid last week about why she decided Olympia’s first doll had to be black.


During a press conference for the ongoing Australian Open, the tennis champion told journalists:

“I wanted her to have a black doll. Growing up, I didn’t have that many opportunities to have black dolls. And I was just thinking, like, ‘I want her first doll to be black.’ And her heritage, obviously she’s mixed, she’s Caucasian and black, but I feel like that was her first doll and I said her second doll would be Caucasian. I definitely want to always teach her love and teach her [that] humans should always have love for each other, no matter what color they are.”


Although Olympia often ignores Qai Qai or sticks her head in some obscure place or the other, there are a few golden moments, like when she tucks her in bed or enjoys a walk, so we can assume Olympia is learning those lessons.

Qai Qai also has about 200,000 fans on Instagram, and Twitter combined so that can’t be too bad for a doll-life.


Meanwhile, Serena and her husband, tech mogul Alexis Ohanian, have always had plans to keep their daughter in touch with her heritage.

During an interview, last August, the 23-time Grand Slam winner revealed plans to take Olympia to Africa.

“I was just talking with my husband, Alexis. We were talking about how we want to take her to Africa and show her where she’s from and the strength that she gets from her ancestors,” said Serena, 37. “We want her to be able to build and thrive off that strength. And that’s only the beginning of what I want to teach her.”

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